religious zionists

LGBTQ youth protest against far right Noam party at Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem
Anti-LGBTQ Hazon organization, Noam party return to action

Hazon entered the public eye last year after the organization displayed a large banner on a hotel near the entrance to Jerusalem reading, "A father and a mother = a family. The courage to be normal."

Naftali Bennett and Rafi Peretz – allies in the right-wing party Yamina
Naftalli Bennett and the trials of Religious Zionism

Religious Zionism was never in a position to lead the Zionist enterprise, though it was part of it since 1902

MK Elazar Stern
Religious Blue and White MKs campaign to attract religious-Zionist voters

"Bayit Yehudi is the Neturei Karta of the religious-Zionist community," said Blue and White MK Elazar Stern.

Ayelet Shaked and Naftali Bennett, 2019.
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett: Doing the right thing

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett did that late Wednesday evening by steadfastly refusing to incorporate the far-right, Kahanist Otzma Yehudit Party onto his Yamina list.

Religious-Zionist parties; Outward unity, inner turmoil

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

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Naftali Bennett tour Mount Avital in the Gola
Bennett’s religion and state pitch designed to suck up right-wing votes

With their new pitch for religious moderation, Bennett and New Right and look to have those voters in their sights.

Head of New Right party Naftali Bennett [L] and MK Ayelet Shaked [R]
Ayelet Shaked announces she is running with Bennett, New Right

Tensions are also rising between Bayit Yehudi, National Union over a joint election run.

Whither religious-Zionist parties - analysis

The most critical and controversial split was that of Bayit Yehudi leaders Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked when they splintered off from their host party to form New Right.

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Leave girls alone

Last week, Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, one of the leading figures of the religious-Zionist community’s hard-line wing, issued what he called the “Ten Commandments” for modest dress for young girls.

Rabbi Aviner dictates dress code for 11-year old girls

Sleeves down to the hands, skirts down to the ankles, top button done up to cover the bottom of the neck.

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