Bayit Yehudi MKs penned a letter today to their counterparts in Tekuma urging them not to break apart their party. “Religious Zionism today is at a historic point. These elections could bring the Bayit Yehudi to a place of influence it never was before. This isn’t a political statement but a statement of fact that we will be able to determine the borders of Israel as well as the meaning of the term “Jewish State” in regards to Israel,” the letter read.
The Bayit Yehudi is made up of 2 factions: the main one and the smaller but influential Tekuma which is thought to be more conservative on religious matters. Polls show the Bayit Yehudi gaining anywhere from 15-20 seats in this election and MKs are interested in preventing a split that could hurt their chances in the upcoming election.Source (Hebrew): http://www.kikar.co.il/158647.html