MK hints at forming own party

MK Orly-Levi Abekasis blasts Yisrael Beytenu for ignoring social issues, hints at starting breakaway movement.

Tova Dvorin ,

MK Orly Levy-Abekasis
MK Orly Levy-Abekasis
Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

MK Orly Levy Abekasis (Independent) disparaged her former party, Yisrael Beytenu, on Wednesday night, noting it "did not set social goals when it entered the government" earlier in the day. 

"When things promised have not been fulfilled within the framework of negotiations, I realized that they are not fulfilled completely, and are of no interest to anyone who stands there at the top," she opined to Army Radio.

"And I'll tell you something - I'm quite tempted to maybe establish a body which will be cleaner than what we have seen," she added, hinting at possibly forming her own party. "Of course, it would be social." 

The MK noted that she broke with Liberman over the fact that he, in her words, ignored social issues. 

Because of her emphasis on social issues, Levy-Abekasis had been offered a spot with the Zionist Union when she announced the split.



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