Likud unrest grows: Politicians attack Regev amid run for PM

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Likud unrest grows: Politicians attack Regev amid run for PM
Barkat, Edelstein and Distal-Atbaryan attacked Regev for comparing Sephardim to African Americans and imploring for Likud members to stop voting for 'white people,' as internal unrest in Likud grows.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
AUGUST 13, 2021

A number of leading Likud MKs attacked MK Miri Regev for her comments published on Friday where she compared Sephardim to African Americans and said that the time has come to stop voting for "white people." Former Health Minister and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, number two on the Likud list, said in an interview to Channel 20, "we don't choose parties based on ethnicity, sector, religion, race or sex. I don't think that the Likud will begin to check people's identification cards. I don't know why she said that." He added that based on based on the Likud's most recent primary elections, the party's DNA is built from all sectors and groups. Nir Barkat, former mayor of Jerusalem and number seven on the Likud list, said in an interview to N12 on Friday afternoon, "[Regev's comments] are divisive and have no place in the movement."

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