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        2/21/2013, Adar 11, 5773

      Bennett and Lapid Meet Mofaz


      Chairman Naftali Bennett of Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) and his Yesh Atid counterpart, Yair Lapid, met, Thursday with Kadima party chairman Shaul Mofaz in an attempt to get him to join their partnership.

      Lapid wrote, Thursday evening on his Facebook page, "Coalition talks are loud and full of spins, but will not make us forget why we are here and on what we must not compromise." He added,  "The media debate is focused on the question of the equality of burden of [national] service and recruiting haredim, and we are not going to retreat on this matter."