Wednesday Morning News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

(Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013)

08:00:

Bayit HaYehudi leader Naftali Bennett announced following elections that the “Jewish Spring” is beginning.

08:56:

The Ra’am-Ta’al Arab party increased by 20% to five seats in the incoming 19th Knesset.

09:00:

The radical left-wing Meretz Party increased 100% from 3 seats in the outgoing Knesset to 6 seats in the 19th Knesset.

09:10:

Yaakov Peri, number 5 on the Yesh Atid list stated “It is an error to believe we are locked in the coalition as he tried to explain his party’s entry into a coalition is not a given.

09:11:

Most analysts believe the new coalition will be without chareidim, focusing on economic issues and the ‘sharing the burden,’ the drafting of Bnei Yeshiva.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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