NU head reveals plans for uniting with Habayit Hayehudi

NU head reveals plans fo

By MATTHEW WAGNER
October 14, 2009 00:33
1 minute read.

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The head of the National Union Party, Ya'acov "Ketzele" Katz, announced Tuesday during a conference that in the coming days, his party would be meeting with members of Habayit Hayehudi to negotiate reuniting the two parties in the near future. "I have been working for unity with all my heart since I was chosen to head the National Union," said Katz at a conference sponsored by the religious Zionist weekly Be'sheva in Jerusalem. "Things are moving forward, and in the coming days there will be a meeting between the two parties, and I think that the National Union and Habayit Hayehudi will be together. This will create a launching base to realize the religious Zionist public's potential political power," he said. "We have to strive to be at the forefront of the country's leadership - defense ministers, finance ministers, and to take over the premiership as well," he declared. MK Zevulun Orlev of Habayit Hayehudi said in response that he knew nothing of plans to unite the two parties. "It is strange to me that the National Union, a party that reneged on the unity agreement at the last minute, is now talking about unity," he said. However, fellow Habayit Hayehudi MK Uri Orbach said that he was aware of attempts at reuniting the two parties. "It will take some time, if it happens at all," he said. "I believe in the idea, and we are taking preliminary steps toward first-stage talks."

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN