Bezalel Smotrich says will not run with Yamina in the next election

Bezalel Smotrich, head of the National Union party now renamed the Religious Zionist Party, tells Channel 12 that his party will not run with Naftali Bennett’s Yamina in the coming election.

“We are going our separate ways,” Smotrich says. He says Bennett is focused on the economy, while he is set on “uniting religious Zionism, and chiefly to be the ideological right-wing voice in the Knesset.”

Yamina responds: “Smotrich has decided to split up the right. We wish him luck.”

MK Bezalel Smotrich in Jerusalem, on November 11, 2019. (Noam Rivkin Fenton/Flash90)