Granddaughter of former Likud PM Shamir joins Sa’ar’s New Hope

Gideon Sa’ar announces that the granddaughter of former Likud prime minister Yitzhak Shamir will run on his New Hope party’s slate in the upcoming elections.

Sa’ar says that Michal Diament, a lawyer, will help draw up the party’s plans for “reforms in the judicial system.”

He doesn’t specify which spot on New Hope’s slate Diament will receive.

“One of the things most important to my grandfather was unity in the nation. Today, the leadership is unfortunately trying to bring about the opposite situation,” Diament says in a video released by New Hope. “Likud is no longer the party that I knew growing up.”