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Smotrich said refusing to sign ‘loyalty pledge’ to Netanyahu

Religious Zionism party leader Bezalel Smotrich is refusing to sign a so-called “loyalty pledge” to back Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the March elections, according to Hebrew media reports.

The agreement would prevent Smotrich from holding independent coalition negotiations.

The ultra-Orthodox parties — United Torah Judaism and Shas — have reportedly signed the pledge.

Bezalel Smotrich and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (File; courtesy)
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