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Benny Begin to Join Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope Party

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Benny Begin. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – Former Israeli minister Benny Begin announced on Thursday that he is joining Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope Party as a candidate for the Knesset in Israel’s upcoming March 23 elections, the party said in a statement.

Begin, the son of the late Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, is a former minister and Likud Knesset member.

Sa’ar, a longtime member of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party, left the Likud on Dec. 8 to form his own party with the aim of challenging Netanyahu for the premiership.

Welcoming Begin, Sa’ar said, “Former Minister Benny Begin will be a very important addition to the campaign for the future of the country. It is important that Israel will be able to benefit from his rich experience, his wisdom, his judgment and the values he represents.”

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