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  10/19/2012, Cheshvan 3, 5773

Bayit Yehudi Youth Demand Official Recognition


The staff of the Youth of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) sent a letter to the party's supervisory body, Friday, in which it demanded that the candidates for chairmanship of the party declare publicly that if elected, they will act to strengthen the 17-35-year-old age group in the party and establish an official group to deal with that age sector. The group said it wants a voice in party leadership and assurance of funding for its activities, which are currently uncertain because of the group's unofficial status, despite it having been around for years.

Neria Canpo, who is coordinating efforts ahead of the 2013 Knesset elections, told Arutz Sheva, "The youth, of course, have not given up [their efforts] and have worked, on their own, out of solidarity with the path and spirit of the party. Now we are seeking to regulate the matter and institutionalize the body, ahead of the upcoming elections, which will certainly be determined by the youth sector which is waking up around the country."