Palestinian Israeli lawmaker slams Arab breakaway faction for 'being used' by Netanyahu

The leader of the largest Palestinian-Israeli political bloc in the Knesset slammed a breakaway Arab faction this week, over his rival’s close relationship to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party. Ayman Odeh, head of the Palestinian-Israeli dominated Joint List alliance, admitted to Haaretz that he was bewildered by the blossoming relationship between the conservative United Arab List faction – better known as Ra’am – and the governing Likud Party. Mansour Abbas led Ra’am out of the Joint List in January, after an angry backlash within the coalition over his apparent support for Net…

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