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        1/31/2013, Shevat 20, 5773

      'Jewish Home Should Take Interior, Religious Affairs Portfolios'


      Rabbi Dr. Daniel Tropper, the chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party’s Elections Committee, on Wednesday called on the party to ask for the Interior and Religious Affairs Ministries as part of the coalition negotiations. The forerunner of Bayit Yehudi, the NRP, held these portfolios before the rise of the Sephardic Shas party which then demanded and got them.

      Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Rabbi Dr. Tropper welcomed the success of the party in last week’s elections, saying, “We grew from three seats in the last Knesset to 12, it's a lot. We’re no longer a party on the sidelines but a party with influence.”