“Leaving Jewish Home, Netanyahu’s former aides Bennett and Shaked hope to challenge the PM by reaching new audiences, particularly those who won’t abandon them under pressure”

Burned by religious Zionist old guard, Bennett seeks a new kind of right-winger
by Raoul Wootliff
December 30, 2018

Announcing that they would be leaving the Jewish Home party to forge a “true partnership between secular and religious,” Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked on Saturday lamented they had lost their influence over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and claimed they needed a new political platform to have a real impact. Since first taking control of Jewish Home in 2012, Bennett has always pitched himself as the right-wing force keeping a flaky Netanyahu from drifting leftward. “We need a strong Jewish Home to keep the government on the right path,” he argued during both the 2013 and 2015 election campaigns. READ MORE

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