Progress in contacts between Jewish Home, National Union

National Union, Jewish Home talks continue as parties continue to negotiate union before upcoming elections.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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The negotiating teams of the National Union and the Jewish Home parties met this evening (Monday) and progress has been made on a number of issues.

The teams agreed to continue the talks tomorrow morning in order to reach a final and final agreement that will allow the parties to run together for the 21st Knesset.

Rabbi Eli Sadan, one of the leaders of the Rabbinical Conference held in Jerusalem on Monday, called for the unification of religious right-wing parties.

At the end of the meeting, Rabbi Sadan told Arutz Sheva that "it was a good meeting, it revealed the unity that exists in all shades of the rabbinical world. By unity we will achieve many good things."

He said that the dispute between the Jewish Home and the National Union is not about who will head and who will accept the post of minister in the next government. "There are different forms of looking at reality and they are clear, and I assure you that if we wait patiently, they will reach understanding, unity and agreement."

"The role that the rabbis have taken here is exactly the opposite: when there are sharp discussions in which different worldviews can be revealed, everyone should be reminded that the goal is to unite, and when everyone understands that the goal is to unite, then the goal will be achieved."

In response to the question of whether the union should include both Otzma Yehudit and Eli Yishai's Yachad party, Rabbi Sadan said: "Slowly, we are first of all [working on unifying] the Jewish home and the National Union. These are two parties whose difference is semantic, That there is no doubt that unity is power, but when there is an artificial unity, it can create problems later on."