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Blue and White MK Ram Shefa to join revamped Labor Party

Blue and White party member Ram Shefa at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on May 14, 2019 (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
Blue and White party member Ram Shefa at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on May 14, 2019 (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Blue and White MK Ram Shefa, who last month quit Benny Gantz’s party, says he will join the beleaguered Labor Party which yesterday elected Merav Michaeli as its new leader.

The Ynet news site cites unnamed sources saying the decision was made after the results of the party leadership primary came in.

Shefa will quit his position as the chairman of the Knesset’s Education Committee, where he frequently opposed government decisions despite being part of the coalition.

Both Blue and White and Labor are teetering on the brink of extinction in the March 23 elections, according to recent opinion polls.

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