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Peretz: We need to prevent votes being wasted • Party leaders call on Otzma Yehudit to sign on
Although tension between Bayit Yehudi and Otzmah continues to run high, senior officials in the former have said that a unity deal with the latter is still very much possible.
Decision could have serious negative consequences for electoral chances of political right
In aligning itself with Otzma Yehudit, a band of extremists who preach violence and vengeance, racism and xenophobia, Bayit Yehudi has ceased being a Zionist or religious party.
By EUGENE KORN
Bayit Yehudi-National Union plans to work to have an Otzma representative chosen as the opposition MK on the Judicial Selection Committee.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Readers of the Jerusalem Post have their say.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
They said that it was a “legitimate desire” for Netanyahu to seek victory for his political bloc but that the ends do not justify the means.
By JEREMY SHARON
Otzma's leaders have described Israel's Arab population as being "in the majority of enemies of the Jewish people."
Rabbi Meir Kahane's call for separation between Jews and Arabs in the '80's is a red line for Rabbi Lau, but comparing his followers in the Otzma Yehudit party to Nazis is a red line for them.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Ben-Ari, Ben-Gvir announced as Otzma’s Knesset candidates.
"For decades, people who care about Israel across the political spectrum have largely agreed that Kahanists are a danger to Israeli democracy and have no place in its parliament.”
The agreement includes two cabinet seats for Bayit Yehudi as well as the 28th spot on the Likud’s list, to which Netanyahu is allowed to appoint someone.
The parties said they will form a “technical bloc” whereby Bayit Yehudi and National Union will be a joint faction, as they have been for the past two Knessets, and Otzma will operate independently.
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