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NRP--RIP?

By Batya Medad
11/3/2008, 12:00 AM

For sure the venerable Yosef Burg is rolling in his grave, possibly even more than after some of son Avrum's statements.

The news is that the Mafdal, National Religious Party leaders have disbanded the party.  No, they haven't left politics.  They have just decided that the party should metamorphis into something new, more marketable.  So, is the NRP dead?

I don't think so.

Read the fine print.  And stay tuned.  MK's Orlev and Elon are calling it a religious party with non-Orthodox MK's too.  Let's see what happens.

Israeli politicians, Left, Right and Center, are running around in a panicky tizzy.  It reminds me of the game "Musical Chairs," when the music stops and everyone's trying to quickly find a seat, so they won't be left standing and then forced to leave the game.