Negotiations on a possible merger between Benny Gantz's Israel Resilience Party and Orly Levy-Abecassis's Gesher Party have reached advanced stages, according to a report in Israel's Ynet News.Progress came after Gantz's associates put forward a proposal to advance social issues important to Levy-Abecassis. The proposal includes a plan to implement Gesher's work plans within a common framework for both parties. Levi-Abecassis elaborated recently that "my party has an organized work plan that takes care of broad swaths of the Israeli public, for whom no one [currently] cares."She emphasized in campaign messaging that "Orly Levy isn't what's important. The important issues are the social issues that I'm trying to advance, and without them, I won't go anywhere."