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  Iyar 12, 5772 , 04/05/12

Hershkowitz Calls for United Jewish House

Chairman Daniel Hershkowitz of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish House-New National Religious Party) called, Thursday, for consolidation of the religious Zionist parties. In a letter posted on Facebook to party activists, he said he made the move from the academic-rabbinical world to the political one, almost three years ago to fulfill his vision of such a party in place of small sectarian parties whose influence was limited or non-existent.

The science minister continued, "Only a party with a double-digit number of seats can finally solve the problem of tuitions in yeshiva high schools and girls' religious high schools and will have a significant influence on government policy on any issue." Referring to the upcoming party elections, he said, "These primaries will determine, among other things, if this vision can be realized."

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