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June 12, 2013 12:37 am

Likud Coalition Whip Now Co-Chair of Caucus for Eretz Israel

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Yariv Levin. Photo: Wikimedia commons.

Times of Israel – Days after the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made strenuous efforts to distance himself from his deputy defense minister, who had ridiculed the notion that this government would back a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians, Netanyahu’s coalition chief whip on Tuesday took over as a co-chair of a Knesset caucus dedicated to fortifying Israel’s presence in all parts of the West Bank.

Likud MK Yariv Levin, whose role as coalition chairman is to ensure that MKs from the various factions of the coalition vote to implement government policy, became the new co-chair of the Caucus for Eretz Israel. His fellow chair is Jewish Home MK Orit Strock, who lives in Hebron.

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