JERUSALEM | Israeli hard-line ministers to form new party ahead of vote

JERUSALEM | Israeli hard-line ministers to form new party ahead of vote

JERUSALEM— Two senior Israeli Cabinet ministers announced Saturday that they are forming a new party to run in April elections, hoping to present a hard-line alternative to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said they were leaving the Jewish Home party and would instead lead a new list of candidates.

The Jewish Home is a hard-line nationalist party that is especially popular with religious voters and West Bank settlers.

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