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Religious Zionism, Otzma Yehudit, nearing agreement on joint run

Major disagreement centers around who would be the best candidate for the joint party's seventh spot.

Religious Zionism, Otzma Yehudit, nearing agreement on joint run

Breakthrough in Otzma Yehudit-Religious Zionism talks

Smotrich proposes Otzma Yehudit receive 5 of the top 10 spots on the list. Ben-Gvir: Let's sign tonight.

Breakthrough in Otzma Yehudit-Religious Zionism talks

Ben-Gvir's new proposal for Smotrich

Otzma Yehudit offers 4 places for Itamar Ben-Gvir’s party, 4 for Smotrich’s party, and 2 places for Noam and Jewish Home.

Ben-Gvir's new proposal for Smotrich

Ben Gvir in Bat Yam: I want unity, the offers we received are insulting

MK Ben Gvir speaks to Otzma Yehudit activists in Bat Yam: The feeling is that Smotrich does not want to run together.

'I want unity, the offers we received are insulting'

Death threats to Ben Gvir: 'We will kill you and your family'

Otzma Yehudit chairman: 'Left-wing politicians wake up only when they're the ones being threatened.'

Death threats to Ben Gvir: 'We will kill you and your family'

Otzma Yehudit Director General attacked in Shimon Hatzadik

Arabs kick car of Otzma Yehudit Director General Yitzhak Wasserlauf, curse and push him.

Otzma Yehudit Dir. Gen. attacked in Shimon Hatzadik

Itamar Ben Gvir: Left wing crossed red line, declared my blood free for the taking

"Threats against me, against my children," Otzma Yehudit head reveals. "The writing is on the wall."

Ben Gvir: Left wing crossed red line with calls for violence

Former head rabbi of Gush Katif, Yigal Kamenizki: 'Crucial elections'

Former head rabbi of Gush Katif believes upcoming elections will 'determine Jewish character of the State of Israel.'

Frmr head rabbi of Gush Katif: 'Crucial elections'

Otzma Yehudit campaign video arouses controversy

Otzma Chair Ben Gvir posts video presenting 'Lapid's dream government' that includes Nazi imagery. Smotrich distances himself.

Otzma Yehudit campaign video arouses controversy

Netanyahu responds to Bennett: Ben Gvir won't chair committee

PM says Otzma Yehudit Chairman will not serve in his government as minister or committee chairman, but will be in coalition.

Netanyahu responds to Bennett: Ben Gvir won't chair committee

Netanyahu: Ben-Gvir will be part of our coalition

PM blasts 'hypocritical' attacks on inclusion of Otzma Yehudit in coalition, says Ben-Gvir will be in coalition - but won't have influence.

Netanyahu: Ben-Gvir will be part of our coalition

Smotrich: Normal life should only be returned to the vaccinated

Religious Zionist chair: "Anyone who does not want to get vaccinated can sit at home." Also: Alliance with Otzma was due to "constraints."

Smotrich: Normal life should only be returned to the vaccinated

Ben-Gvir's ultimatum to Smotrich

Otzma leader gives Smotrich 24 hours to pursue alliance.

Ben-Gvir's ultimatum to Smotrich

Otzma Yehudit and Noam agree to joint run

The 2 parties sign agreement for joint run in upcoming elections, and call for National Union and Jewish Home to unite.

Otzma Yehudit and Noam agree to joint run

Report: PM pushing for Otzma Yehudit, National Union alliance

Itamar Ben-Gvir reportedly agrees to joint run with Bezalel Smotrich, as Yamina eyes possible alliance with Jewish Home.

Report: PM pushing for Otzma Yehudit, National Union alliance

Report: PM tried to forge alliance between Otzma, National Union

Officials close to PM invited National Union chief and Otzma Yehudit leader to meet for possible joint run - but Ben-Gvir reportedly refused

Report: PM tried to forge alliance between Otzma, National Union

Otzma Yehudit wanted to quit the race - their rabbi told them not to

Otzma Yehudit received less than 20,000 votes - and seriously considered quitting the race. Rabbi Dov Lior told them not to.

Otzma Yehudit wanted to quit the race

Report: Otzma Yehudit cost the right 1 Knesset seat

Right-wing bloc would have won 59 seats if Itamar Ben Gvir had withdrawn from this week's election.

Report: Otzma Yehudit cost the right 1 seat

Exit polls: Otzma Yehudit prevents right-wing majority

Tens of thousands of votes for Otzma Yehudit make the difference between 60 and 61 seats after party fails to pass electoral threshold.

Exit polls: Otzma Yehudit prevents right-wing majority

Ben Gvir: Otzma Yehudit will not withdraw

Otzma Yehudit leader refuses to withdraw from elections despite polls showing he will not win any Knesset seats.

Ben Gvir: Otzma Yehudit will not withdraw

'We will quit the race if the Oslo Accords are canceled'

Otzma Yehudit chairman presents conditions for Netanyahu to meet in exchange for his party withdrawing from the election.

'We will quit the race if the Oslo Accords are canceled'

Will the haredi UTJ save the right-wing camp from losing Otzma Yehudit's votes?

Haredi party aims to pull votes from far-right party which wasted two right-wing seats in last election.

Will UTJ save the right-wing camp?

Netanyahu: Don't vote for Otzma Yehudit

PM urges Itamar Ben Gvir to retire, says Otzma Yehudit will not clear electoral threshold and all votes for party will be wasted.

Netanyahu: Don't vote for Otzma Yehudit

Otzma Yehudit claims it inked election deal with PM, Likud denies report

Likud denies claims that Otzma Yehudit cut deal Netanyahu to help party cross electoral threshold - in exchange for vow not to run again.

Did Likud agree to help Otzma Yehudit cross electoral threshold?

Yair Netanyahu: 'Voting Otzma is no vote for the Right'

'There's no way Otzma will pass the threshold. To do that, it must double itself from previous elections,' Prime Minister's son writes.

Yair Netanyahu: 'Voting Otzma is no vote for the Right'

Otzma Yehudit: We're running all the way

Otzma Yehudit chairman Itamar Ben Gvir announces his party will run in the elections.

Otzma Yehudit: We're running all the wayplayer

Likud's proposal for Otzma Yehudit

Likud promises to lower threshold if Otzma Yehudit decides to retire; Itamar Ben Gvir to convene press conference tonight in Jerusalem.

Likud's proposal for Otzma Yehuditplayer

Otzma Yehudit chief Itamar Ben-Gvir to be offered ministry if party drops out of race

Coalition reportedly planning to offer Otzma Yehudit deal which would see the party drop out of Knesset race in exchange for ministry.

Report: Otzma Yehudit to receive ministry if it ends Knesset bid

Bennett stresses 'true unity' was achieved, not political bloc

Despite Otzma maneuver, Bennett says 'I'm proud to lead a movement that connects the entire ideological Right and all of religious Zionism.'

Bennett: 'True unity, not political bloc'

Ben Gvir: Rabbi Peretz stabbed me with a knife

Otzma Yehudit chairman outraged after religious Zionist leaders again decide to run without him.

Ben Gvir: Rabbi Peretz stabbed me with a knifeplayer

Bennett: I will not include anyone who honors a mass murderer

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett refuses to bow to pressure from Likud to run with Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben Gvir.

Bennett: I will not include anyone who honors a mass murderer

New poll shows 7 Knesset seats for Bennett-Shaked-Smotrich list

First survey carried out after agreement signed joining New Right and National Union; United Jewish Home does not pass electoral threshold.

New poll shows 7 Knesset seats for Bennett-Shaked-Smotrich list

Likud to Bennett: Take responsibility, include Otzma Yehudit

Likud accuses New Right of 'wasting votes' by refusing to unite with Otzma Yehudit faction.

Likud to Bennett: Take responsibility

Rabbi Peretz faces heavy pressure to join unified list

Bennett, Shaked, Smotrich call on Jewish Home to join united Right list as Peretz advisors recommend staying with Otzma Yehudit at any cost.

Rabbi Peretz faces heavy pressure to join unified listplayer

Jewish Home confirms union with Otzma Yehudit

After heated discussion amid shouting and violence, Central Committee authorizes Rabbi Rafi Peretz to negotiate with other parties.

Jewish Home confirms union with Otzma Yehuditplayer

Smotrich refuses meeting with Netanyahu

National Union Chairman Betzalel Smotrich refuses meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu: 'Let him not interfere with religious Zionism.'

Smotrich refuses meeting with Netanyahu

The people come first!

The people come first!

Religious Zionist political unity requires compromise

Religious Zionist political unity requires compromise

Jewish Home members to Peretz: Cancel agreement with Ben-Gvir

Dozens of Jewish Home members protest Jewish Home's merger with Otzma Yehudit. Read the full letter.

Jewish Home members to Peretz: Cancel agreement with Ben-Gvir

Religious Zionism's internal crisis

The fact that Jewish Home prefers to merge with Otzma Yehudit over more moderate parties is hard for moderate Religious Zionists to accept.

Religious Zionism's internal crisis