Otzma Yehudit members
Otzma Yehudit membersSpokesperson

The Otzma Yehudit party on Saturday night published a call on MK Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home) and former minister Eli Yishai, who heads the Yahad party, to join a technical bloc that would unite the entire national religious camp for the struggle for the Land of Israel and the Jewish identity of the state.

Sources in Otzma Yehudit said, “Naftali Bennett disappointed in a big way and was involved in continuous inactivity that included the abandonment of the south, the Bedouin takeover of Negev lands, the expulsion of Jews from their homes in Amona and Netiv Ha’avot, and the surrender in Khan al-Ahmar, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling that the place should be evacuated.”

The sources further said, in reference to Bennett and Ayelet Shaked’s new party, "There is nothing new in the 'New Right.' Bennett's attempt to renounce his responsibility for the government that spoke right and acted left is pathetic.”

Yishai on Saturday night called for the unification of the religious right-wing parties, saying, "A true right-wing party is committed to preserving the people of Israel, the Land of Israel and the Torah of Israel.”

“The path of truth can not be renewed, it was and will remain the same, and it is important to every Jew. This is the time for the unification of all the religious right-wing parties that are committed to these principles, and together to present a respectable, moral list that will represent the good old right. Together we will win."

Meanwhile, the Zehut party headed by Moshe Feiglin responded to Bennett and Shaked’s leaving the Jewish Home and said, “Bennett and Shaked are engaged in cynical politics, Tzipi Livni style. They used the national religious public, and now they are throwing it away. This is simply a reorganization of the old right.”

“The disintegration of the old frameworks creates a new political reality and forces the public to reconsider its choice. The Zehut party is the only one that is not trapped in the old drawers, and therefore is the only party that really offers something new to the Israeli voter."