“Heads of merged Yamina and Derech Eretz say they will shoot for a unity government that includes both Netanyahu-led Likud and center-left, but not Arabs”

Beleaguered right-wing leaders Shaked and Hendel unite as Zionist Spirit party
Carrie Keller-Lynn
July 27, 2022

Vowing to reach across the aisle but not cooperate with Arab parties, Ayelet Shaked relaunched the right-wing Yamina party Wednesday, joining forces with Derech Eretz party leader Yoaz Hendel and rebranding the joint slate as Zionist Spirit. Standing side by side after inking a merger deal, Shaked said the new alliance would work for a broad national Zionist government, one that would likely include Likud and its leader Benjamin Netanyahu. “Only a vote for the Zionist spirit will ensure a broad national Zionist government,” Shaked, who is interior minister, announced to activists gathered in Ramat Gan’s Kfar Maccabiah, adding that “the Israeli government cannot rely on an Arab party.” READ MORE

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