The public is fed up with Likud's prostituted relationship with the haredi parties and with its waffling on core issue of fortifying Israel as a Jewish state. Habayit Hayehudi cuts a broad swath under Naftali Bennet, appealing to religious and non religious Israelis, and seizing critical mass among younger voters across the social board. It has the potential of becoming the next big party and ultimately superceeding both Labor and Likud. If ever there was a time for fresh, avowedly Jewish, proudly Zionist blood in Israel's moribund Knesset it is now.
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from the article: Bennett will be key partner in government, say top Likud officials