‘Traitor’: Benny Begin, son of 1st Likud PM, verbally harassed by Netanyahu backers

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‘Traitor’: Benny Begin, son of 1st Likud PM, verbally harassed by Netanyahu backers
New Hope MK accosted in Beit Shemesh for breaking with the Likud party, which Menachem Begin founded; activist calls him ‘a crazy old man who is betraying his father’s legacy’
By TOI staff
27 December 2021

New Hope MK Benny Begin was accosted Monday by supporters of opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party for breaking with the right-wing party founded by Begin’s father. Begin, the son of former prime minister Menachem Begin, previously served as a Likud lawmaker and was considered a close ally of Netanyahu before announcing in 2019 that he would no longer back the party, citing its inflammatory rhetoric and the then-premier’s legal woes.

Earlier this year, he joined New Hope, which is largely composed of former Likud members who have fallen out with Netanyahu. As Begin left a New Hope faction meeting in Beit Shemesh, he was approached by several Likud supporters who called him a “traitor.”

“You’re a crazy old man who is betraying his father’s legacy. Your father is ashamed… Your father is rolling over in his grave,” an activist said. “Look what you did to your father, he is ashamed of you,” said another.

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