The leader of the New Right party, MK Ayelet Shaked, is considering quitting the party and returning to her previous home, the Jewish Home party, reports Israel Hayom.
The New Right is “dying,” says the newspaper, as the other party leader, MK Naftali Bennett, is navigating his way into the Likud, the party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Shaked has been holding meetings “over recent days” in which she has been discussing a return to Jewish Home.
It has been a tumultuous short life for New Right, which was first established when Shaked and Bennett announced last December that they were breaking away from Jewish Home.
However, they failed to gain enough votes in April’s Knesset election to enter the Israeli parliament.
However, a dramatic change for Shaked is not expected very soon, because both the Likud and Jewish Home have a “qualification” period which would prevent her from joining immediately. Neither Netanyahu nor Peretz is seen as likely to agree to reducing the cooling-off period to allow Shaked to pursue her aspirations in their party.