Ex-Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked Expected to Spearhead Revived Right-wing Party

Former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked will hold a press conference on Sunday evening, in which she is expected to announce that she will spearhead Hayamin Hehadash (The New Right) – the party she founded together with Naftali Bennett and which failed to pass the electoral threshold in April's election.

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Shaked and Bennett met on Saturday night to discuss their next steps, the question of who would lead the list and whether their slate would join forces with other parties right of Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud.

Bennett said later on Sunday that "the country is more important than one person's advancement, and the country now need a unified right."

The two split from the Habayit Hayehudi party ahead of the last election, establishing a new party, but 1,500 votes kept them from entering the Knesset.

Last month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Shaked and Bennett from their posts as Justice and Education ministers (respectively).