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Report: Rabbi Kanievsky’s grandson tries to convince Sa’ar to join Netanyahu

New Hope party chief Gideon Sa’ar held a lengthy conversation today with a grandson of top ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, who attempted to convince him to join a right-wing government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Channel 12 news reports.

It says Netanyahu was aware of the phone call. Haredi parties have been resolutely in Netanyahu’s camp throughout the four elections held over the past two years.

The report does not provide further details on the call or Sa’ar’s response. However, the former Likud minister has said repeatedly in recent days he will keep his promise to voters not to join a government under Netanyahu.

New Hope leader Gideon Sa’ar at party headquarters in Tel Aviv on March 23, 2021. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
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