With the media focusing on the expanded government coalition agreement signed between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz, another agreement that was signed was lost in the fog.
This agreement was signed between the HaBayit HaYehudi and Ichud HaLeumi Parties. The agreement was signed at 23:00 on Monday night, between MKs Uri Orbach and Yaakov Katz. They agreed to run under a joint slate, but for now, this agreement is not relevant.
What is unclear is if MKs Dr. Michael Ben-Ari and Prof. Aryeh Eldad will join the umbrella list. In addition, the dati leumi Srugim website reported on Tuesday morning, 16 Iyar that HaGaon HaRav Dov Lior has yet to approve the agreement.
Earlier reports this week signaled that Rav Lior ousted Ketzaleh from the party leadership slot, but Ketzaleh denied the allegation.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)