Likud minister Elkin to defect from party, join Sa’ar — report

Likud minister Ze’ev Elkin will leave Benjamin Netanyahu’s party and join Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope ahead of the March 2021 elections, Channel 12 reports.

Ze’ev Elkin, at the time leaving his position as environmental protection minister, speaks at a ceremony at the Ministry of Environmental in Jerusalem on May 18, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)