Derech Eretz MKs Hendel, Hauser say they’re joining Gideon Sa’ar’s party

Derech Eretz lawmakers Yoaz Hendel and Zvi Hauser announce they will join former Likud MK Gideon’s Sa’ar’s new right-wing party in the next election.

The two coalition MKs won’t quit the Knesset, however.

“Being right-wing does not mean being a ‘Bibist’ [Netanyahu supporter] and determine what’s best for the leader, but rather the opposite — to make decisions based on ideology,” says Hendel. “Likud has become mixed up in the past few years. Gideon Sa’ar has not.”

Knesset members Yoaz Hendel (L) and Zvi Hauser (R) seen at the Knesset, ahead of the opening session of the new parliament on April 29, 2019. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

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