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Likud MK calls on Smotrich and Ben Gvir to overcome differences and run together

Far-right MKs Itamar Ben Gvir (L) and Bezalel Smotrich at the Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem's Old City on October 20, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Far-right MKs Itamar Ben Gvir (L) and Bezalel Smotrich at the Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem's Old City on October 20, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Likud MK Miri Regev calls on right-wing lawmakers Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben Gvir to combine forces ahead of the November 1 election.

“We’ll do everything that we can so that Itamar Ben Gvir and Smotrich will figure things out and sit together,” Regev tells Army Radio. “If they love this country more than ego, they can solve [their] problems.”

Ben-Gvir and Smotrich ran together on the Religious Zionism slate in the last election and have been in talks this week on joining forces once again, although disagreements remain.

Likud views their union as a positive thing to ensure that neither party — which are both loyal to opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu — drop below the electoral threshold.

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