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Far-right party leader says ‘no joy’ over new elections, vows to restore ‘national honor’

Religious Zionism leader Bezalel Smotrich  leads a faction meeting at the Knesset on May 3, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Religious Zionism leader Bezalel Smotrich leads a faction meeting at the Knesset on May 3, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Head of the oppositon’s far-right Religious Zionism Party, MK Bezalel Smotrich says he feels “no joy” over the Knesset disbanding and heading for elections.

“On this day, I have no joy. I have great pain over a difficult year of division and the sale of the Jewish state to our enemies, and of the trampling of the most basic rules of Israeli democracy,” Smotrich says in a statement.

“I have great hope for a future of correction, of healing the rifts, of restoring national honor, and of strengthening the Jewish identity of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state,” he adds.

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