National Union

Bayit Yehudi in ‘existential crisis’ as Peretz pressured to allow primary

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.

Rafi Peretz and Itamar Ben Gvir.
Religious Zionist Bayit Yehudi and far-right Otzma Yehudit to run together

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.

Bayit Yehudi and National Union in merger discussions

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.

Bezalel Smotrich: 'Jews are the landlords of this land'

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."

Unity deal ‘likely’ between New Right, Bayit Yehudi, National Union

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.

Bayit Yehudi and National Union agree to run on joint list

Peretz: We need to prevent votes being wasted • Party leaders call on Otzma Yehudit to sign on

Bayit Yehudi and National Union close to unity agreement

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.

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Netanyahu paves path for Kahanists to enter Knesset

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.

Eli Yishai and Rabbi Meir Mazuz (Yahad)
Mutiny in Bayit Yehudi as candidates refuse to run with Otzma Yehudit

Otzma Yehudit is led by students of Rabbi Meir Kahane, who was banned from running for the Knesset on grounds of racist incitement

MK Orit Struck, Bayit Yehudi candidate Yifat Ehrlich, National Union chairman Bezalel Smotrich, Bayi
Bayit Yehudi and National Union agree to run together in elections

The parties will alternate seats on the list, with Bayit Yehudi getting the odd numbers and National Union the even.

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