Jewish Home’s Rafi Peretz won’t run in upcoming election

Jerusalem Affairs Minister Rafi Peretz, head of the right-wing Jewish Home party, announces he won’t run in the upcoming March elections.

He says the Jewish Home needs new leadership.

The former IDF chief rabbi entered politics ahead of the April 2019 vote. In just under two years, he ran in three elections under various party names, and held two cabinet posts (including the education portfolio).

Education Minister Rafi Peretz speaks during a press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on March 12, 2020. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)