Two right-wing ministers form new party ahead of Israel polls

Two right-wing ministers form new party ahead of Israel pollsTwo right-wing Israeli government ministers on Saturday launched a new party aimed at winning over secular voters ahead of snap elections in April. Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said they were quitting the far-right Jewish Home party to found the New Right party. Nationalist Jewish Home — of which Bennett was the head and Shaked deputy leader — has been part of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition with eight seats in parliament.



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