Likud’s Zohar drops bid to oust Yifat Shasha-Biton from party

Likud MK Miki Zohar has dropped his bid to declare Yifat Shasha-Biton a defector from the party, after she announces she’ll run with rival Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope in the upcoming election.

Shasha-Biton will remain the head of the Knesset’s Coronavirus Committee.

Zohar, who is also coalition chairman, pulls the request during a House Committee hearing after learning it won’t pass, Hebrew reports say.

MK Yifat Shasha Biton. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)