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Drama in the ‘Jewish Home’ Party

Photo: Naftali Bennett

Naftali Bennett will be competing for leadership of the Jewish Home party in Israel, formerly known as the National Religious Party.
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With all eyes understandably focused on Iran and Egypt it’s a shame that most people are missing out on the drama that is currently taking place in the Jewish Home Party.

About the Author: Yoel Meltzer is a freelance writer living in Jerusalem. He can be contacted via http://yoelmeltzer.com.


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