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Netanyahu advisers deny working on new party
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
02/23/2012
Close advisers to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu denied reports on Thursday that he was actively working on forming a new political party.

Netanyahu threatened recently that if the Likud central committee votes to give itself the right to elect the party's MKs he would form a "new Likud."  But reports Thursday indicated that he had taken his plans to a new level.

Army Radio reported that Netanyahu's lawyer David Shimron was working on what would be called the National Security Party and could include Defense Minister Ehud Barak, former Kadima ministers Avi Dichter and Tzahi Hanegbi and possibly even former Bank Leumi chairwoman Galia Maor.

The Likud released a statement calling the report mistaken and faction chairman Ze'ev Elkin called it delusional.

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