These demands have come from Bayit Yehudi deputy mayors, municipal council members and local party branch chiefs who have denounced what they describe as an assault on the party’s institutions.
The leaders of the two groups revealed the decision in a joint statement, inviting National Union leader and Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich to join the list.
Former Bayit Yehudi leaders Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked tried in vain to make the party more socially liberal and less beholden to the religious-Zionist rabbis.
On Friday, Smotrich wrote on Twitter that the Arab-Israelis are still in Israel, "at least for now," because "we are the greatest hosts since the time of our forefather Abraham."
Peretz stated publicly on Thursday that he was offering New Right three spots in the top ten and that he and Shaked should meet again Thursday night.
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.
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.
Otzma Yehudit is led by students of Rabbi Meir Kahane, who was banned from running for the Knesset on grounds of racist incitement
The parties will alternate seats on the list, with Bayit Yehudi getting the odd numbers and National Union the even.