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Smotrich said to prefer Arab-backed Bennett-Lapid coalition over Ra’am-backed right-wing gov’t

Head of the Religious Zionism party Bezalel Smotrich gives a press statement in the Knesset, in Jerusalem, April 4, 2021. (Olivier FItoussi/Flash90)
Head of the Religious Zionism party Bezalel Smotrich gives a press statement in the Knesset, in Jerusalem, April 4, 2021. (Olivier FItoussi/Flash90)

Religious Zionism party chairman Bezalel Smotrich has come out adamantly against the prospect of a narrow right-wing government propped up by the Islamist Ra’am party.

According to Channel 12, Smotrich would even prefer that a coalition led by Yesh Atid and Yamina and backed by either the majority-Arab Joint List or Ra’am parties as opposed to a right-wing government that includes Religious Zionism, is led by Netanyahu and is backed by Ra’am.

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