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Head of the Bayit Yehudi party Naftali Bennett (C) celebrates at his party's headquarters in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Head of the Bayit Yehudi party Naftali Bennett (C) celebrates at his party's headquarters in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Head of the Bayit Yehudi party Naftali Bennett (C) celebrates at his party's headquarters in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Head of the Bayit Yehudi party Naftali Bennett waves to supporters at his party's headquarters in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

Head of the Bayit Yehudi party Naftali Bennett waves to supporters at his party's headquarters in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

Head of the Bayit Yehudi party Naftali Bennett waves to supporters at his party's headquarters in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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Supporters of the far right Bayit Yehudi party headed by Naftali Bennett celebrate at the party's headquarters in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

Supporters of the far right Bayit Yehudi party headed by Naftali Bennett celebrate at the party's headquarters in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

Supporters of the far right Bayit Yehudi party headed by Naftali Bennett celebrate at the party's headquarters in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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