Menu JTA Search

News Brief

A former member of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet announced plans to quit the Likud Party and run on a new right-wing ticket against the premier in Israel’s upcoming elections. Ze’ev “Benny” Begin, who resigned as science minister in 1997 when Netanyahu agreed to turn over part of Hebron to Palestinian self-rule, could weaken the premier in the elections by splitting the right-wing vote.

NEXT STORY