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Likud MK Avi Dichter says willing to challenge Netanyahu for party leadership

Likud MK Avi Dichter arrives for a meeting with then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on May 6, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Likud MK Avi Dichter arrives for a meeting with then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on May 6, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Likud MK Avi Dichter tells the Kan public broadcaster that he’ll run in the next party leadership primaries, even if ex-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeks another term as party chief.

Dichter, a former head of the Shin Bet security service, has previously expressed his interest in becoming Likud leader and eventually premier, most recently in June following the swearing-in of the new government that unseated Netanyahu — who is now opposition leader — after 12 consecutive years in the Prime Minister’s Office.

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