The Otzma Yehudit faction notified Bayit Yehudi chief, Education Minister Rafi Peretz, that it is discontinuing its cooperation with the Bayit Yehudi and Leumi factions, and will be leaving the United Right party.
Otzma leaders cited the behavior of Bayit Yehudi members, including Minister Peretz, as the reason for their departure from the United Right.
“Unfortunately, over these past few months we failed to receive proper treatment. You and other officials in the Bayit Yehudi behaved as if you were using then throwing away Otzma Yehudit. As you well know, and as you announced yourself in a broadcast, the union between us led to the victory in the election, which had it not been for Liberman’s behavior, would have led to the formation of a government.”
“Despite all this, and despite the fact that more than 70,000 Otzma Yehudit voters voted for the Union of Right-Wing Parties, during these past months, unfortunately, the behavior of Jewish Home officials was outrageous.”
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