Bayit Yehudi holds faction meeting & confirms party’s commitment to send Israel to elections should gov’t authorize release of convicted Israeli-Arab terrorists as part of US demand to just continue talks with Palestinians.
By Moran Azulay & Attila Somfalvi
Bayit Yehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett reiterated Friday that his party would send Israel to elections if the government decided to free Palestinian prisoners, namely a group of Israeli-Arab terrorists, as part of attempts to salvage peace talks, after the party held a faction meeting.
Bayit Yehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett – CNN YouTube screenshot
Meanwhile, political sources within the Likud hinted some of the more rightist members in the party would also quit should such a deal pass. Continue Reading »
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Sunday that the only agreement with the Palestinians he will support will be one where there is an exchange of populations, and not only territory.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman. – Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post
Speaking at an annual meeting of Israel’s ambassadors abroad at the Foreign Ministry, Liberman said he was referring specifically to re-routing the border so that Wadi Ara and the Little Triangle will be a part of a future Palestinian state. Continue Reading »
Bayit Yehudi advances groundbreaking new bill to facilitate regular prayer hours for Jews on the Temple Mount, without police opposition or interference. Reversal of policy since 1967.
By Tova Dvorin
Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) has advanced new laws this morning (Friday) that would enact the establishment of regular prayer hours for Jews visiting the Temple Mount, Yediot Ahronot reports.
According the the new laws, which have already begun to undergo legal processing through the Ministry of Religious Services, daily prayer hours would be set for Jewish groups visiting Judaism’s holiest site. Currently, Jews have faced frequent attacks of discrimination against them by Israeli Police during Temple Mount visits, in accordance with a ban on Jewish religious activity there stemming from pressure from Palestinian Arab and Muslim groups. Continue Reading »
Here’s what lead to the ‘historic alliance’ between Bayit Yehudi & Yesh Atid that surprised everyone.
Senior figures in the religious Zionist Bayit Yehudi party are fiercely defending the party from criticism of its agreement with the secularist Yesh Atid, that neither party will enter the coalition without the other. The gentlemen’s understanding appears set to go down in history as the surprise political move that shaped Binyamin Netanyahu’s third government.
The senior figures provided Arutz Sheva with a play-by-play account of the events leading up to the “pact.”
“During the election campaign, in the course of the last months and weeks, we received ill winds from the Likud, which said that there is no intention to include us in the government. Continue Reading »
Political Analysis: Likud’s strategy reflects the reasoning behind Naftali Bennett’s decision to enter into a pact with Yair Lapid was appropriate.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet President Shimon Peres Saturday evening and ask him for a two-week extension in which to put together a coalition of parties and form a new government.
Peres will grant Netanyahu the two-week extension.
If Netanyahu fails to cobble together a coalition within a fortnight, however, he will be in serious trouble. Peres could decide to task someone else with creating a coalition, or new elections could be called.
We are, therefore, entering the “money time” of coalition crafting. Continue Reading »