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March 4, 2013 2:29 pm

Right Wing Faction of Israel’s Jewish Home Party Supports Bennett-Lapid Alliance

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Times of Israel – A hard right and religious faction of the nationalist Jewish Home party came out in support of party head Naftali Bennett Sunday, backing the leader’s alliance with the anti-Haredi Yesh Atid party and calling it a move to protect settlements and Torah observance.

The Tekuma faction — headed by ultra-Orthodox rabbis who also belong to the political far right — penned an open letter in which they dismissed the “media hysteria” accusing Bennett of undermining religious Judaism.

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