Blue and White defector Izhar Shay becomes latest to join Ya’alon’s Telem party

Izhar Shay, who recently quit the Blue and White party and resigned as science and technology minister, announces he is joining Moshe Ya’alon’s Telem party, after the latter split from Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid.

Minister of Science and Technology Izhar Shay is seen outside the Knesset on October 23, 2020. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Reports have said Shay is expected to receive the No. 2 slot on Telem’s electoral slate.

Telem has also announced that anti-Netanyahu protest leader Gonen Ben-Yitzhak, Arab Israeli activist Ayman Aburia and Prof. Hagai Levine, a resigning government adviser on the pandemic response, have all joined the party as well.