For weeks now, the polls have shown that a Gantz-Lapid franken-party will surpass or come close to the Likud’s size.
Which is a surer way to become prime minister: having a bigger party or a bigger bloc? Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel Resilience Party leader Benny Gantz each bet on a different answer this week.
On Thursday morning before 6 a.m., Gantz and Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid released a joint statement declaring that they would be running together as one, big party called Blue and White, with three former IDF chiefs of staff in their top five: Gantz, Moshe Ya’alon and Gabi Ashkenazi. Continue reading