Four Israeli right-wing parties to unite
Four of Israelâ€™s right-wing parties will unite.
The merging parties are the National Union, National Religious, Tkuma and Moledet. The National Religious Party is Israelâ€™s second oldest political party.
The new party says it will include two â€œnon-kipah wearersâ€ and two women on its Knesset list, which will be chosen by a committee comprised of national-religious and right-wing figures.
A new name has not yet been chosen.
Meanwhile, right-wing lawmaker Effie Eitam said he would not join the new party and announced that he planned to join Likud, but Likud officials told the Israeli media that the party was not likely to accept Eitam.
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