Report: Bennett aims to take votes from Yesh Atid, Israel Resilience

"This is a change in how we do things," Minister Naftali Bennett said.

January 10, 2019 07:49
Naftali Bennett arrives at a weekly cabinet meeting, November 18, 2018

Naftali Bennett arrives at a weekly cabinet meeting, November 18, 2018. (photo credit: EMIL SALMAN/POOL)


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Head of the New Right party and Education Minister Naftali Bennett revealed to party insiders that his plan for securing voters in the upcoming April 9 election is to take them from the Yesh Atid Party, headed by Yair Lapid, and Israel Resilience Party, a new party headed by Benny Gantz.

According to a report by Yisrael Hayom, Bennett said, "This is a change in how we do things. In recent years, there was no attempt to take votes between the [right and left] blocks, only [to compete] within our own block. We will do things differently."

The report suggests that Bennett is aiming his efforts not against Likud and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - the Likud party continues to lead in polls - but against center and left parties.

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