New Idea: a 'Religious Zionist Knesset Lobby'
If you can't join them, make a lobby out of them. That appears to be the thinking behind a new initiative by MK Zevulun Orlev (Jewish Home) who wants to establish the Religious Zionist Knesset Lobby.
A Knesset lobby serves as a way of organizing Knesset members around a cause, but carries no real significance in parliamentary activity.
Orlev sent a letter to 14 religious Zionist ministers and MKs and to the heads of about 80 organizations, who are invited to the lobby's first convention.
"The Lobby will deal with all matters and subjects pertaining to religious Zionism, such as: the country's identity and character, education to Judaism and Zionism, religion and State, religious services, settlement throughout the Land of Israel, and care for religious Zionism and its institutions," he wrote.
The Lobby's first convention is scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, at the Knesset.