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Jewish Home and Yesh Atid form united front
The Times of Israel ^ | 2/17/2013 | GABE FISHER

Posted on 02/17/2013 7:13:44 AM PST by Former Fetus

The Jewish Home and Yesh Atid parties have entered into a strategic alliance and notified Likud-Beytenu coalition negotiators that the two parties will either enter the government together or retire to the opposition.

Both parties are intent on legislating the conscription of ultra-Orthodox Israelis into military or national service, a move rejected by the ultra-Orthodox parties, making coalition talks extremely challenging for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

In response to the alliance, reported by the Hebrew media Sunday, a senior Likud source involved in the coalition negotiations accused the national-religious Jewish Home party of “voter fraud,” for forming an agreement with Yesh Atid instead of allying with Likud-Beytenu, as it had promised it would in its elections campaign.


Last week, the Jewish Home party rejected an offer of senior ministerial posts in return for a pledge to “immediately” join a Likud-led coalition, saying it couldn’t make any such commitment before the government’s policy outlines were hammered out.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: government; israel; israelgovernment; jewishhome; netanyahu; westbank; yeshatid
It doesn't make any sense to me! I thought Yesh Atid was in favor of "two states for two people" while HaBayit HaYehudi was against the creation of a Palestinian state. Are they putting bringing Netanyahu down ahead of Israel's well being or am I missing something here?

1 posted on 02/17/2013 7:13:55 AM PST by Former Fetus
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To: Eleutheria5

You were excited about Bennet, weren’t you? What do you think? Is he selling the settlers down the river?

2 posted on 02/17/2013 11:11:22 AM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

Yes. Another election, another liar.

3 posted on 02/17/2013 12:39:26 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Yehuda

Considering that I am an American Christian, it’s no wonder that I was rooting for Netanyahu. But I had been praying that parties like HaBayit HaYehudi would give him the support to stand tall and annex Judea and Samaria. Bibi needs to quit hoping the US or the EU will help him, he’s no better than the king of Judah that put his trust on Egypt! But, with the help of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, he would be able to gain control of all the territories west of the Jordan river. And that would be only the beginning!

5 posted on 02/17/2013 5:02:40 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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