Habayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked gave a dramatic press conference at Beit Sokolov in Tel Aviv where they anounced the formation of a new political party.
The two ministers said the creation of their new right wing party, which represents the “true right wing”, would carry with it nationalistic and Zionist values.
Bennett criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for failing on security matters, while referring to his own experience as an elite soldier in the Israeli army. He also said the new party will unite the right wing Zionist factions in the country.
“It will be a right-wing party, for the land of Israel, without compromise, against a Palestinian state, against the release of thousands of terrorists in transactions for tradition, for the people of Israel and for the State of Israel. This party, the disengagement would not have happened. ”
“We are not leaving religious Zionism – we are expanding the house, we are dramatically increasing the right-wing bloc, we can bring back seats that are fleeing from the Likud to the left, to parties masquerading as right-wing parties. A right that does not zigzag, which does not place its personal good above the good of the state. ”
Bennett and Shaked both joined Habayit Yehudi in 2012 and tripled the factions electoral showing in the 2013 elections.
Currently, Habayit Yehudi is polling at 8-10 seats. Last month, Bennett said that “I see myself becoming Prime Minister” after Netanyahu leaves office.