Habayit Hayehudi, National Union stake out Right

Parties position themselves to the right of new Likud Beytenu party, saying "We're the true nationalists."

October 27, 2012 20:16
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Knesset 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

Habayit Hayehudi and National Union set out to position themselves clearly to the right of the

According to Habayit Hayehudi leadership candidate Naftali Bennett, the united Likud-Yisrael Beytenu list strengthens religious Zionism.

He explained that it is now clear that Netanyahu will be elected prime minister, and as such, voters must choose who they want in his coalition.

“[Labor chairwoman] Shelly Yacimovich, [former Peace Now secretary-general] Yariv Oppenheimer and [Yesh Atid leader] Yair Lapid, or Habayit Hayehudi and National Union,” are the options, Bennett said. “We will sound the clear voice of the nationalist camp that wants to keep settlements and security, and bring the Jewish soul back to the State of Israel.”

Meanwhile, National Union’s youth movement handed out fliers, bumper stickers and candy at Jerusalem and Gush Etzion intersections delineating a thesis similar to Bennett’s – that the election will determine if Netanyahu’s coalition will be rightist or centrist.

The group emphasized the need for the two parties “from MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) to [Habayit Hayehudi leadership candidate] MK Zevulun Orlev” to join forces.

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