Ben-Gvir splits from Smotrich, calls on Netanyahu to give in to demands

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Ben-Gvir splits from Smotrich, calls on Netanyahu to give in to demands
Itamar Ben-Gvir beseeched Netanyahu to agree to Smotrich's "legitimate demands" as he announced the technical Knesset split.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Published: NOVEMBER 18, 2022

Otzma Yehudit head MK Itamar Ben-Gvir announced his intention to split his Knesset faction from the Religious Zionist Party headed by MK Bezalel Smotrich on Friday afternoon. The faction split, which was agreed upon in the initial agreements to form a unified list for the election, comes in the midst of coalition negotiations with prime minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu. Smotrich's negotiations with the Likud head have stalled due to the Religious Zionists head's demand to take up the Defense Ministry.

In the same statement announcing the split, Otzma Yehudit said its leader beseeched Netanyahu to agree to Smotrich's "legitimate demands," which Ben-Gvir said would help the incoming government fulfill its "fully right-wing" vision, in a Friday phone call.

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