After Splitting From Left-wing Alliance, Levi-Abekasis to Head Newly Minted Ministry

Gesher leader will take position as community development minister ■ Agreement with Netanyahu's Likud says she will support annexation

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Orli Levi-Abekasis at the inauguration of the Labor-Gesher party headquarters, Tel Aviv, December 31, 2019.
Orli Levi-Abekasis at the inauguration of the Labor-Gesher party headquarters, Tel Aviv, December 31, 2019.Credit: Moti Milrod
Noa Landau

Orli Levi-Abekasis, a former Yisrael Beiteinu party lawmaker who ran with a left-wing alliance in the last Israeli election, joined the incoming Netanyahu-headed government on Wednesday night.

Levi-Abekasis will head the newly minted Community Development Ministry.

The coalition agreement with Likud released on Wednesday shows the Gesher leader committing to supporting .

Levi-Abekasis advocates for socio-economic reform, which led her to leave her former home and .

After running in the last two elections , and then within a broad left-wing alliance with Labor and Meretz, she broke away because .

Her new responsibilities will include, among other things, advancing projects in the Arab community.

The Labor party , which, , will be the largest Israel has ever had.

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