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Shaked to get extra security amid threats to Yamina ‘traitors’ for joining Lapid

The Knesset Guard decided Sunday to increase security for Yamina party No. 2 MK Ayelet Shaked as she and party leader Naftali Bennett faced threats from right-wing activists over a decision to join with the Yesh Atid party in a unity government, Hebrew media reports said.

Right-wing activists have been lobbying Bennett and Shaked to not join with Yesh Atid leader MK Yair Lapid in a coalition that would oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On Sunday, Bennett announced that he would do just that. In a bitter counter-address minutes later, Netanyahu said Bennett was cheating his voters, and called the planned Bennett-Lapid coalition “a left-wing government” that constituted “a danger to the security of Israel and a danger to the future of the state.”

Later that evening, 300 people gathered outside Shaked’s home in Tel Aviv to protest against the move, with some holding signs reading “leftist traitors.” There were also posters showing portraits of Bennett and Shaked with the slogan “Lapid’s collaborators.”

There was also a counter-demonstration of about 100 people in support of the emerging coalition government.

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