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2 Israeli Ministers to Form New Party Ahead of Elections 

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, right, and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, from the Jewish Home party, deliver statements in Tel Aviv, Dec. 29, 2018.

Two senior Israeli cabinet ministers say they are forming a new party to run in April elections.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked announced Saturday that they were leaving the Jewish Home party.

The Jewish Home is a hard-line nationalist party that is especially popular with religious voters and West Bank settlers.

Bennett and Shaked said that their new movement, The New Right, will have a broader appeal to both religious and secular voters.

Bennett has been the leader of the Jewish Home since 2012.