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Deputy FM: Israel’s international position will suffer if far-right in next government

Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll attends a ceremony at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on December 1, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll attends a ceremony at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on December 1, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll argues that Israel’s international standing will suffer a blow if far-right leaders Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben Gvir are part of the next government.

“If we let people like Ben Gvir and Smotrich manage the country, we won’t get the backing of the United States, the economic support or the strength to protect the State of Israel,” Roll, a member of Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party, says at a Ramat Gan high school, according to the Walla news site.

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