In what could lead to a dramatic change in the Israeli electoral landscape, Israel Resilience party head Benny Gantz and Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid are in talks to run together on a unified list in the upcoming elections.
According to Israeli news site Mako, Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelach said at a cultural event on Saturday that “talks are taking place between Yair Lapid and Benny Gantz,” and the results will be announced within two weeks.
“Unification must be based on agreed-upon lines,” Shelach added. “We have to take a sober look at the picture.”
However, Shelach also said that Yesh Atid “is the one that must lead those who seek to replace the regime.”
Polls taken after Gantz’s well-received debut speech as a candidate showed that the only party capable of defeating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be a Gantz-Lapid unity list.
Elections will be held on April 9.