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Likud MK: Bayit Yehudi Dividing Right Wing Bloc

MK Elkin says Bayit Yehudi, Yesh Atid are making it impossible to establish a coalition.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 2/24/2013, 5:58 PM

MK Zeev Elkin
MK Zeev Elkin
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MK Ze'ev Elkin (Likud / Yisrael Beytenu) blasted Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid Sunday, over what he said was their demand to leave hareidi parties out of the coalition.

MK Elkin told Voice of Israel public radio that Bayit Yehudi is splitting the right wing bloc and is making it impossible to establish a government that is based on the nationalist camp as a basic bloc, with Lapid's Yesh Atid and other parties as additional participants.

Elkin said that Bennett was the first party leader to receive an offer to join the government and that if new elections are held, and the left wing comes to power, the result will be bemoaned by the religious Zionist camp for generations to come.

MK Moti Yogev (Bayit Yehudi) responded, saying that Netanyahu reached out to Tzipi Livni and gave her "a golden scepter," and that he intends to do the same with the hareidi parties. Yogev said that Bayit Yehudi does not rule out any sector within the nation of Israel.