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Sderot mayor Alon Davidi, previously a Likud member, joins Bennett’s Yamina

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) with Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi on July 28, 2016. (Prime Minister's Office)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) with Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi on July 28, 2016. (Prime Minister's Office)

Alon Davidi, mayor of the Gaza-adjacent city of Sderot which has been targeted by terrorists with thousands of rockets over the past 15 years, announces he is entering national politics by joining Naftali Bennett’s right-wing Yamina party.

Davidi has previously been a registered member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party.

He has been Sderot mayor for seven years, and is the deputy head of the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel.

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