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Netanyahu’s paranoia on national-religious politicians

Now that the national-religious parties are united, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can move to the second phase of his plan, namely trying to steal their votes in favor of his own Likud.
Israel's Minister of Education Naftali Bennett (R) and Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (L) announce the formation of new political party HaYemin HeHadash or The New Right, during a press conference in the Israeli Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on December 29, 2018. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son, Yair, popped up on Twitter Jan. 18 with the following tweet: “OK, it’s been two days now, and they [Yamina party leaders] haven’t denied it yet. You call this a party ‘to the right of the Likud’? Even when they won’t deny that they might join up with Blue and White, Meretz and the [Arab] Joint List?” Beneath this tweet, he linked another tweet of his from one day earlier. Intended as a warning to supporters of the right, it called on them to pay close attention to the fact that the leaders of Yamina have not denied reports that they would join the Blue and White party after the election.

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