Perhaps voters appreciate that despite Israel’s pervasive security challenges, bravery and proficiency in battle do not in themselves provide the experience for successful national leadership.
Eisenkot is part of a party with right-wing members like Gideon Sa'ar and Ze'ev Elkin.
This time around, Netanyahu is not going anywhere. As a result, the country is staring down the barrel of yet another deadlocked election.
Eisenkot's words put him at odds with Israeli Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar, former head of the New Hope Party, who is number two in Gantz's party.
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Jewish Israelis have awarded majorities to parties of the Right in almost every election since 1977.
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Following the split between Ben-Gvir and Smotrich, Otzma Yehudit won 7 seats versus Religious Zionism's 5 ahead of Israeli elections.
In the upcoming election, the ability to be unwavering, yet kind, to be idealistic without being cruel, is so sorely needed that we will just have to think of a good translation for “mamlachti.”
The new list, which includes Eisenkot, Gantz and Sa'ar, was renamed the State Camp and will be headed by Gantz. Matan Kahana has also announced his intention to join.