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      MK Strook: Likud Mudslinging Continues

      Bayit Yehudi MK says it is Likud that needs to explain its connection with Tzipi Livni.
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 3/2/2013, 10:41 PM

      MK Orit Strook
      MK Orit Strook
      Israel news photo: Flash 90

      MK Orit Strook (Bayit Yehudi) responded to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's hinted attack on her party with a counterattack Saturday night.

      "The taste of the Likud's mudslinging campaign has not yet dissipated," she wrote on her Facebook page. "It would be proper for Likud to apologize before the religious Zionist settlement enterprise instead of moralizing to it.

      "Instead of wondering about our Zionist, values-based connection with Yesh Atid, Likud would do better to explain to its voters the justification of joining with Tzipi Livni and Amir Peretz of all people."

      Prime Minister Netanyahu hinted Saturday that Bayit Yehudi was engaged in "boycotts."

      "I am doing everything within my power to unite the nation," he said. "I think that we, as Jews, suffered from boycotts. We know that Israel is boycotted in international forums and we protest that justly. The people who should understand this better than anyone are the settlers from Judea and Samaria, who undergo daily boycotts."