Journalist Ben-Simon announces he’s running for Knesset

Former Channel 1 Knesset and economic affairs correspondent Naftali Ben-Simon announced Monday that he wants to return to the parliament, this time as an MK.

Ben-Simon’s brother Daniel, who is also a journalist, was a dovish Knesset member from 2009 to 2013 with the Labor Party. But Naftali Ben-Simon said his views are different, and he intends to run for a seat in the next Knesset with Likud.

"I will fight fiercely to prevent the Left from changing the character of the country," Ben-Simon said. "They don’t care about peace. I don’t accept the tiredness of the Left. The Likud is a pragmatic, centrist party. The Left has nice ideas, but only the Likud can implement them."


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