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Party: Ichud Miflagot HaYamin (Union of Right-Wing Parties)
Leader:  Rafael Peretz
Alignment: Right
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Ichud Miflagot HaYamin is a party formed by the merger of three right-wing religious political parties, The Jewish Home, Tkuma, and Otzma Yehudit. In 2015, The Jewish Home was led by Naftali Bennet and won 8 Knesset seats. Since then, Bennett along with Ayelet Shaked and another member left the party to form HaYamin HaChadash (The New Right Party), leaving Jewish Home in perilous shape in advance of the upcoming elections. In an effort to strengthen a potential right-wing coalition, Benjamin Netanyahu urged The Jewish Home to merge with two smaller parties so that they passed the electoral threshold. The merger with one of those parties, Otzma Yehudit, was severely criticized on grounds that its leaders are aligned followers of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, a former Knesset member whose Kach party was outlawed in Israel and who was assassinated in New York in 1990.   

Platform: 

GENERAL

Small party, built mainly on national religious constituents, many of whom live in the settlements.

WHY ARE THEY RUNNING?

To represent the national religious community and their communities; fight against additional territorial concessions to the Palestinians and increased building in the settlements.

LAST WORD

Party is expected to pass the electoral threshold, but it's unclear if controversial merger will dissuade voters.