However, even those who welcome the ideological diversity that is expressed when lists are split must acknowledge that the price of fragmentation is too high.
Speaking at a Tel Aviv International Salon event co-sponsored by The Jerusalem Post, Gantz promised not to take into account his past fights with Lapid, whom he recently said “hates people.”
Blue and White minister says he still believes there is a place in the Knesset for the party as a “statesmanlike, moderate, responsible, honest, unhating party that puts the country first.”
These powers for Gantz and his party were passed into law by Blue and White, the Likud and the coalition as a full-fledged basic law, with quasi-constitutional status.
Yamina, with 12 seats, would be the eventual kingmaker. The party has not yet committed to sitting under a Netanyahu-led government again.
COVID-19 crisis has closed down air travel, meaning thousands of Israeli couples have been unable to marry in civil marriages. Labor leader criticizes Gantz for not backing civil marriage proposals.
Blue and White would not cross the 3.25% electoral threshold.
"We will not enable an appointment out of concern that Blue and White will allow the committee to be used for their political needs," Coalition Chairman Miki Zohar said.
'Sadly, I will not be running in the upcoming elections. I am grateful for the honor and responsibility that I have had to serve the incredible Israeli public.'
The poll finds the pro-Netanyahu and anti-Netanyahu blocs evenly matched with 60 seats after the religious Zionist parties united, as many center-left parties fail to clear the electoral threshold.