Sa’ar returns to politics
FORMER LIKUD minister Gideon Sa’ar has re-launched his political career.
The former interior minister announced his comeback on Monday evening at a pre-Passover Likud event in the northern city of Acre.
Mr Sa’ar, widely seen as a major challenger to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, resigned from the Knesset in October 2014, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.
He has a strong following among Likud voters and is seen as favouring a “moderate” version of the party; hawkish on security, but liberal on social issues. His comeback is seen as an attempt to make himself relevant again ahead of a scenario in which Mr Netanyahu is forced to resign.