Netanyahu govt accord with ultra-conservative Maoz

Considered homophobic, nationalist and anti-Arab

28 November, 12:38

    TEL AVIV - Israeli prime minister-designate Benyamin Netanyahu has signed an agreement with far-right representative Avi Maoz after another agreement with Itamar Ben Gvir.

    Maoz is considered to have homophobic, ultra-conservative and anti-Arab stances on several issues.

    The agreement provides for Maoz to be put in charge of a new 'Jewish identity' department with the title of deputy minister.

    The move was condemned by the current prime minister and opposition chief Yair Lapid as "nothing but folly".

    "Every day that passes," he said, makes it clear that "more than a fully rightwing government, it is a government entirely out of its mind." Maoz - the only MP of the far-right formation Noam - is one of the strongest supporters of the need to revise, in a heavily restrictive sense. the Law of Return of David Ben Gurion, which grants Israeli citizenship to the children and grandchildren of Jews.

    He is also in favor of allowing pseudoscientific 'conversation therapy' for homosexuals, according to local media.

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