Gantz’s big party and Bibi’s big bloc: Doing the election math

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

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