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Yamina rebel Orbach to retire from politics ‘for the moment’

Yamina MK Nir Orbach leads a House Committee meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem, June 21, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)
Yamina MK Nir Orbach leads a House Committee meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem, June 21, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)

Rebel Yamina MK Nir Orbach, who played a central role in bringing down the outgoing government, announces he is taking a timeout from politics.

A statement from Orbach says his retirement is “for the moment.” The move comes before a deadline tonight for parties to submit their final slates of candidates, which he argues won’t bring the right closer to a majority.

“I personally intend to do everything in my abilities from outside a slate for religious Zionists to vote for the establishment of a right-wing government,” he says.

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