Member of Likud court Kobi Matza becomes latest to defect to Sa’ar’s party

Kobi Matza, a lawyer in the ruling Likud party’s top judicial organ, announces his resignation from the party and becomes the latest official to leave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party in favor of the breakaway New Hope party, founded recently by the premier’s internal rival MK Gideon Sa’ar.

Matza is the nephew of Yehoshua Matza, who was a lawmaker for Likud from 1984 to 2002 and died last week.