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Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Hagit Moshe to head Bayit Yehudi

First woman ever to head a religious party * Smotrich invited her to discuss having their parties run together in the elections.

19/01/2021
Rafi Peretz at the weekly cabinet meeting, March 2020.

Jerusalem Affairs Minister Rafi Peretz leaving politics

National Union leader Bezalel Smotrich called upon Bayit Yehudi to merge with his party before it elects a new leader.

05/01/2021

Parties start membership drives

Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Minister Rafi Peretz sent a letter to the party’s current members informing them of a “big membership drive of religious Zionists."

04/06/2020
Israel's Education minister Rafi Peretz

Bayit Yehudi plotting to bring down leader Rafi Peretz

A meeting has been called by Bayit Yehudi MK Moti Yogev and former MK and deputy defense minister Eli Ben-Dahan for party members to discuss ways to “renew and rehabilitate” Bayit Yehudi.

Religious-Zionist parties; Outward unity, inner turmoil

Making order of the political chaos in the religious-Zionist sector.

Negotiations between Smotrich and Peretz fall apart

Merger negotiations between The National Union and Bayit Yehudi have broken down, as both parties seek ways to clear the electoral threshold and not lose votes for the Right.

By ANA BERSKY/MAARIV
14/01/2020
Shimon Riklin

Religious journalist offered number two spot on Bayit Yehudi list, refuses

Bayit Yehudi is searching for new electoral firepower to excite its base and appease party members.

LGBTQ youth protest against far right Noam party at Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem

Israelis shocked by Rafi Peretz's latest homophobic comments

Itamar Ben Gvir, the head of the Otzma Yehudit party, expressed shock at the uproar, telling 103FM that he “doesn’t understand the assault on Rafi Peretz. What, have we turned into Iran?"

12/01/2020
Education Minister Rafi Peretz speaks at The Jerusalem Post-Maariv Group Conference, December 25, 20

Rafi Peretz: I'm not prepared to compromise on our Jewish identity

Peretz also rejected accusations that his recent unity deal with the far-right Otzma Yehudi party, was designed to preserve his leadership of the religious-Zionist political camp

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