Yachad


 

Yachad

Yachad (literally: "Together"), also known as Yachad–Ha'am Itanu ("Together–The Nation is with Us"), is a party that combines Sephardic ultra-Orthodox nationalist Jews with representatives of the "Hardal" sector within religious Zionism ("Hardal" is an acronym for "Haredi Leumi" or Nationalist Ultra-Orthodox). This party was established a few weeks before the 20th Knesset elections by former Shas chairman Eli Yishai.

 

In terms of its position on political-security issues, Yachad is clearly a right-wing party. It has declared that it will seek to "apply Israeli sovereignty over all of the territories of the Land of Israel" and will "encourage settlement in all parts of Judea and Samaria." Its attitude toward the issue of military service is unclear: Alongside its recognition and appreciation of the contribution of IDF soldiers, Yachad has stated that "yeshiva students are the vanguard of Israel, defending the country by means of their Torah study." The party has also asserted that ultra-Orthodox men who are not devoting themselves fulltime to Torah-study should be drafted into military frameworks that have been adapted to meet their needs or should perform national civilian service.

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