Daily Israel Report
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  1/23/2013, Shevat 12, 5773

Bennett Calls for New Paradigm on Religion and State


The Chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party Naftali Bennett, called for an open discussion of the status-quo on religion and state. In the 2013 election many have called for a greater separation between the two. Many other have called for a greater synthesis between the two.

Bennett stated on Wednesday, "it's time to open up to all the issues regarding religion and state because reality has changed. It's time to sit down with all parties and groups and discuss creating a new paradigm regarding religion and state."
 
In 2008 Bayit Yehudi was created out of the National Religious Party which for decades was a voice for what is often referred to as the Religious Zionist population.