Party leader Smotrich wants to annex settlement blocs

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Prospects of a right-wing-religious governing coalition are raising concerns among those who didn’t vote for the Netanyahu-led bloc and from Israel’s principal ally, the United States. “We see negotiations between the right and the far-right, between the orthodox with the ultra-orthodox,” said former Meretz MK Mossi Raz to The New Arab. “It’s really scary,” he added. Left-wing Meretz missed the electoral threshold on November 1st and is now out of the Knesset for the first time since its founding in 1992. On Wednesday, the Likud party cancelled meetings with Religious Zionism leader Bezalel Sm…

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