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Naftali Bennett: “I see no justification not to approve the plan at this time.”
Knesset Constitution Committee chairman Nissan Slomiansky's proposal calls for courts to draw on “principles of Hebrew law” in instances that are not covered by existing law.
Angry politicians threatened to pressure Netanyahu to rescind the decision, which would prevent workers from breaking ground on new housing projects.
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.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Otzma Yehudit is led by students of Rabbi Meir Kahane, who was banned from running for the Knesset on grounds of racist incitement
Yishai has yet to respond to the offer, and sought the advice of his Rabbi Meir Mazuz, a leading Sephardic haredi rabbi.
Israel's right-wing parties argue over who should unite with whom to prevent a left-wing victory.
The parties will alternate seats on the list, with Bayit Yehudi getting the odd numbers and National Union the even.
Motti Yogev, second on the party's list, said Bennett "raped" the party by leaving to start his New Right party.
By LAHAV HARKOV,SARA RUBENSTEIN
Under former party leader Naftali Bennett, rabbinical influence over Bayit Yehudi waned to a certain extent, and he pushed back against it.
By JEREMY SHARON
Prime Minister calls for all right-wing religious parties to unite to keep right-wing bloc in government, including far-right Otzmah Yehudit party.
Bayit Yehudi prepared to run alone despite polls showing party below electoral threshold; Peretz says Bayit Yehudi willing to sit in Gantz-led government
Bayit Yehudi ran together with National Union in three of the last four elections.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
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