Ya’alon set to break off from Yesh Atid, form anti-Netanyahu protesters party

Telem leader Moshe Ya’alon, a former Likud minister, is expected to dissolve his political partnership with Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid and form a new party composed of the anti-Netanyahu protest leaders, according to Channel 13.

Ya’alon is seeking to recruit the activists who rally against the prime minister weekly, for over six months, and become the movement’s political representative, the network says.

At the same time, he is still conducting negotiations with Lapid, though the prospects of their continued partnership in the March elections are dim, it says.

Demonstrators during a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, outside his official residence in Jerusalem, on December 26, 2020 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)