Former health official Hai-Am quits Yesh Atid

Party encounters first signs of trouble; media reports say Haim-Am listed as number twelve on Yesh Atid list.

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid 370 (photo credit: Efrat Sa'ar)
Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid 370
(photo credit: Efrat Sa'ar)
With Eitan Hai-Am quitting the list on Saturday, Yesh Atid encountered its first signs of trouble since media reports carried a possible version of the party’s top 15 in election for the Knesset on Friday.
Hai-Am was previously director-general of the Health Ministry and achieved national recognition fighting on behalf of doctors with the ministry’s political level.
He had been listed in media reports as number twelve on the potential Yesh Atid list.
While Hai-Am did not confirm media reports that his low placement was the reason for his resignation, he resigned right after the supposed list was published.
Also on Saturday, media reports indicated that former Jerusalem police chief Miki Levi, who would have been number 11 on Lapid’s list, was considering leaving the party.
Levi was reportedly disappointed that “inexperienced people” were put in Yesh Atid’s top 10 for the 19th Knesset.