Netanyahu’s Replacements for Kahlon: A Mizrahi Singer and a Former Soccer Star

Minister Moshe Kahlon's departure from politics left the Likud ticket short of Sephardic Jews. Wooing the party's traditional voters, Netanyahu turns to Sephardic celebrities for support.

Communications Minister Moshe Kahlon’s departure from politics dealt a severe blow to the Likud party. In addition to the popularity he earned in the public’s eye for his lowering of mobile phone rates, Kahlon was perceived as the Likud’s chief "social" member. His exit has...