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Ketzaleh: Bennett and Lapid will Unite

Arutz Sheva CEO says he may return to politics, because current leadership lacks vision.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 6/17/2013, 1:28 PM

Ketzaleh
Ketzaleh
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Yaakov Katz (“Ketzaleh”), CEO of Arutz Sheva and former head of the National Union party, predicts that Bayit Yehudi head Naftali Bennett and Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid may join forces politically in a single Knesset list in the next elections.

"There are no leaders in the Knesset nowadays – only politicians,” he said. “There are negotiations on handing over 94% of Judea and Samaria. There is a complete freeze on construction in the eastern part of Jerusalem, and local authorities in Judea and Samaria are not advancing building permits. The yeshiva worlds of all sectors are hard hit.

“I believe that a political union between Bennett and Lapid is in the offing and that they will run for the next Knesset together. We must prepare for this,” he warned. “Bennett will try to use the Bayit Yehudi party as a 'shelf party.'”

"For these reasons, I am receiving many requests to put my hat back in the ring. This may yet happen, to bring about a leadership that is not just political but also has a vision.”