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Even Before Netanyahu Forms a Gov’t, Ben-Gvir’s Right-wing Tailwind Can Already Be Felt

Hours after the Otzma Yehudit head signed an agreement to become minister of national security, an Israeli soldier was filmed punching a leftist activist in Hebron

Amos Harel
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Amos Harel
Amos Harel

Things – perhaps they should be called processes – are happening more quickly than the media or the public thought they would. Early Friday morning, incoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party signed an unprecedented coalition agreement with Otzma Yehudit that will make the head of the latter party, Itamar Ben-Gvir, the minister of national security, with expanded powers.

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