Labor leader Shelly Yacimovich on Friday said that Likud-Beytunu's recent decline in the polls created an opening for her Labor party to wrest control of the premiership from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
A Jerusalem Post poll released on Thursday showed the party had slid to 34 seats, down from 39 two weeks earlier. Yacimovich's party, however, came in at a very distant second with 18 seats.
Yacimovich spoke at a Christmas visit with Israel's Greek Catholic Archbishop Elias Chacour, who called for the heads of Israel's Christian communities to take part in the democratic process and participate in the elections.
The Archbishop specified, however, that as clergy, he has no party affiliation.