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Religious Zionists Seeking Reunification Amid Pressures of Blitz Elections

MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzaleh, R.) shaking hands with Likud MK Danny Danon at a recent pro-settlements assembly in Bet El.

MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzaleh, R.) shaking hands with Likud MK Danny Danon at a recent pro-settlements assembly in Bet El.
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On the National Union side there appears to be a disagreement over whether or not primaries are at all necessary, or should the appointment process be deposited in the hands of the faction’s trusted rabbinic guides.

In his response to Orlev’s urging, Rabbi Tropper suggested that the very hurdles their movement is facing would create a renewed interest on the part of potential voters. He may not be wrong on that count, and traditional NRP voters may be willing to enlist in the effort to galvanize a formidable Religious Zionist faction that would reclaim the party’s historic 10 to 12 seat portion of the legislator.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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One Response to “Religious Zionists Seeking Reunification Amid Pressures of Blitz Elections”

  1. It is a disgrace the Religous Zionist movements have not been able to unite. I hope this article proves true and that a leader will emerge to unite all those in support of the G-d of Israel, the Torah of Israel and the Land of Israel.

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