Justice Minister Nissenkorn leaves Blue and White, joins Huldai’s new party

Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn has decided to leave Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party and join Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai’s new party, which he is expected to launch today, according to a statement from a spokesperson for the Huldai campaign.

Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn seen during a visit at the Jerusalem Municipality on November 10, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

It is the latest blow to Gantz, whose party has been steadily losing ground in opinion polls and could find itself out of the Knesset after the upcoming elections.

The statement says Nissenkorn informed Gantz of his decision.

“We will bring hope for hundreds of thousands of Israelis who feel like they don’t have a political home, and we will do so with actions, not words,” Nissenkorn is quoted as saying.