Michael Oren leaves the Kulanu party

Deputy Minister announces departure from Kahlon's party. 'I will continue to fight against boycott organizations and anti- Israel groups.'

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Michael Oren
Michael Oren
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Israel Hayom reported that MK Dr. Michael Oren, notified the Kulanu party of his decision to leave the party.

Oren joins the Minister of Construction and Housing Yoav Galant who is expected to announce his own departure from the Kulanu party to the Likud.

Michael Oren, as deputy prime minister, does not rule out joining another party, possibly Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud party in this coming election.

“In 2015 I was called upon to serve the State of Israel in the Knesset. For four full years as an MK and later as deputy minister, I worked tirelessly to strengthen Israel’s relations with the world,” said Oren.

“I’ve met with many leaders, I’ve fought against boycott organizations, and I’ve worked to improve Israel’s image. I do not abandon the diplomatic mission. I will continue to fight against anti-Israel boycott organizations and groups and represent Israel around the world,” Oren promises.

Their announcement comes after Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked's announcement Saturday night on their departure from the Jewish Home party.