Far-right Otzma Yehudit calls press conference, fueling rumors

Far-right Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben Gvir announces he’ll give a press conference tonight, sparking speculation over whether he could pull his party out of the race in an eleventh-hour move.

Ben Gvir has, thus far, resisted right-wing pressure to drop his candidacy. Polls have shows his extremist party will fail to clear the electoral threshhold in Monday’s vote, in a repeat of the September elections.

Speaking to Army Radio, Netanyahu urges voters not to support Otzma Yehudit, saying it was tantamount to throwing right-wing votes “in the trash.”

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