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Soon-to-be new Likud MK allegedly led smear campaigns against domestic violence victims

Hanoch Milwidsky (C) stands with supporters outside a ballot station for the Likud primaries on August 10, 2022. (Hanoch Milwidsky/Twitter)
Hanoch Milwidsky (C) stands with supporters outside a ballot station for the Likud primaries on August 10, 2022. (Hanoch Milwidsky/Twitter)

Among the new faces on Likud’s list after yesterday’s primaries is Hanoch Milwidsky at the 26th spot.

Milwidsky is a former Yesh Atid member who also served as a legal adviser for the Bnei Baruch religious community that some critics have likened to a cult.

According to Channel 12, Milwidsky in his role with Bnei Baruch coached a woman to make false accusations against an opponent of the community and made sure she was paid $20,000 in exchange.

The Marker business daily reports that he also engaged in a smear campaign against one woman who was beaten by her husband — a member of the community — and another who testified to having been a victim of sexual abuse.

Milwidsky denies the allegations against him.

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