Israel's second oldest political party to disband

Monday, November 03, 2008 |  Israel Today Staff

Israel's National Religious Party (NRP) decided on Sunday to disband and join several other parties in creating a single new right-wing political faction to run in the upcoming national election, reported The Jerusalem Post.

The NRP, founded to represent the religious Zionist movement, has been part of nearly every governing coalition since the founding of the state.

The party's clout has diminishied over the past 20 years as several other right-wing parties have been established.

But now nearly all of those parties will merge with NRP to form what they hope will be the new political home for all conservative, right-wing Israelis.

Only Israel's Labor Party is older than the NRP.

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