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Naftali Bennett
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Habayit Hayehudi, National Union merge

Chairman Naftali Bennett says joint list will 'bring Jewish spirit back to nation of Israel'

Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home) and the National Union-Tekuma factions officially merged Thursday and will run as a joint list for the 19th Knesset.


According to an agreement between Habayit Hayehudi chairman Naftali Bennett and National Union- Tekuma leader Knesset Member Uri Ariel, Bennet will head the joint list, which will continue to be called Habayit Hayehudi, followed by Arieli. Bennett will also be the party's senior minister should it join the next coalition, the deal states.


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The first15 spots on the list will be filled by nine representatives of Habayit Hayehudi and six Tekuma members.


The party's line-up ahead of the general elections in January is as follows:


1. Naftali Bennett

2. Uri Ariel

3. Nissan Slomiansky

4. Rabbi Eliyahu Ben Dahan (former director general of the rabbinical courts)

5. Ayelet Shaked (founder of "My Israel")

6. MK Uri Orbach

7. Zevulun Kalfa (kibbutzim representative)

8. Avi Wurtzman (deputy mayor of Beersheba)

9. Mordechai Yogev (deputy head of the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council)

10. Orit Strook (head of the Yesha Human Rights organization)

11. Yonatan Shetbun

12. Shuli Mualem (vice president, Organization of IDF Widows and Orphans)

13. Rabbi Hillel Horwitz

14. Jeremy Gimpel

15. Nachi Eyal


"We promised the public unity and we made good on our promise," Bennett said Thursday evening. "Habayit Hayehudi is now one unified party, and together we will bring the Jewish spirit back to the nation of Israel."


MK Ariel added, "Together we will lead a true revolution out of the desire to build a strong future for Israel."



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