In tactical maneuver, MK Ben-Gvir asks to split from Smotrich’s Religious Zionism

In a tactical move, Religious Zionism MK Itamar Ben-Gvir submits a request with the Central Election Committee to split his extremist Otzma Yehudit faction from the far-right party.

Ben-Gvir heads the Otzma Yehudit faction, one of several that form Bezalel Smotrich’s Religious Zionism.

Formally splitting doesn’t mean Ben-Gvir is breaking that alliance. Rather, it is aimed at increasing the party’s representation in the Central Election Committee and securing more campaign funding.

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