The Jewish Home
Published 2nd January, 2013
The Jewish Home or HaBayit HaYehudi was founded in 2008 as a merger between the National Religious Party (itself a merger of Hapoel HaMizrachi and Mizrachi), Homeland (Moledet) and Resurrection (Tkuma). The party describes itself as Right-wing and believes in Religious Zionism and Modern Orthodox Judaism.
The National Religious Party has a long history which goes back to the formation of the state of Israel and from 1955 onwards would typically win around 11 or 12 seats in the 120 seat Knesset, until it started to decline after the 1981 general election when its representation in parliament dropped to six seats.
In the 2009 general election, after splits within the three party factions, Jewish Home managed to win three seats in the 120 seat Knesset.