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Meretz leader blasts promotion of ‘messianic warmonger’ Smotrich

Meretz leader Tamar Zandberg condemns the appointments of URWP MK Bezalel Smotrich as transportation minister and security cabinet member and leader Rafi Peretz as education minister.

“Netanyahu just gave the people who want to turn Israel into a state of halacha [Jewish religious law] the keys and didn’t stop there, but rather also made sure to include a messianic warmonger in Israel’s [security] cabinet,” says Zandberg.

“Any deal — at the expense of Israeli citizens — is possible for Netanyahu in order to evade trial,” she says, referring to URWP’s support for advancing immunity for the prime minister from prosecution in three criminal cases against him.

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