Bennett and Shaked meet to discuss latest political developments

After the New Right did not cross the electoral threshold, Bennett was expecting to take a break from politics, while Shaked was sought by multiple parties.

By
May 30, 2019 03:34
1 minute read.
New Right co-leaders Naftali Bennett (R) and Ayelet Shaked (L) enter a press conference in Tel Aviv

New Right co-leaders Naftali Bennett (R) and Ayelet Shaked (L) enter a press conference in Tel Aviv, March 17th, 2019. (photo credit: MOR ALONI/MAARIV)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, who led the New Right Party ahead of the April 9 election, met at Bennett’s office in Tel Aviv on Wednesday to discuss recent political developments, spokesmen for the ministers said.

Sources close to the ministers said after the meeting that nothing has been decided yet about their political futures. They said options include Shaked running on a reserved slot in the Likud, her running with the Union of Right-Wing Parties, and both of them running again with New Right.

“They remain friends and meet weekly, but this meeting attracted more attention because of the political developments,” a source close to one of the ministers said. “It’s too soon to know what will happen.”

After the New Right failed to cross the electoral threshold, Bennett was expecting to take a break from politics, while Shaked was sought by multiple parties.

Shaked gave her permission to a Likud activist to start building a camp for her in the party. In recent days, mediators have been working on persuading Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, to permit Shaked to run with the Likud if there is a repeat election. The mediators include current Likud MKs and Netanyahu’s former chief of staff, Natan Eshel.

Likud MK Nir Barkat expressed hope in an interview on Wednesday morning with 103 Radio that Bennett, who like Barkat was a successful venture capitalist, will be allowed to run with the Likud.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Students and staff of the school where G. graduated from in a picture congratulating him
June 25, 2019
First Druze pilot finishes training, receives support from Muslim school

By ALON EINHORN

Cookie Settings