Skip to comments.Poll: Right-wing - religious bloc 62, left-wing - Arab bloc 58
Posted on 02/24/2019 11:59:47 AM PST by Eleutheria5
The new Blue and White alliance of Benny Gantzs Israel Resilience party and Yair Lapids Yesh Atid faction would become the largest party in the Knesset if new elections were held today, a new poll shows but the right-wing religious bloc would retain a narrow majority.
According to the poll, conducted by Maagar Mohot and published by i24NEWS and Israel Hayom Sunday evening, if new elections were held today, the Blue and White party of Gantz and Lapid would win 36 mandates.
The Likud, by contrast, would gain a single mandate over its 2015 performance, winning a total of 31 seats.
But the right-wing and haredi parties would retain their majority in the Knesset, though by a razor-thin margin, with 62 seats to 58 for the left-wing Arab bloc.
The New Right, led by Education Minister Naftali Bennett, would become the third largest party with nine seats, following by Labor with eight. Tied with Labor for fourth place is the Jewish Home-National Union-Otzma Yehudit alliance with eight seats.
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I’ve been trying to follow this election. I know you know Israeli politics well - what do you think of letting Otzma in? Is Lapid as vacuous as he looks? Gantz sort of reminds me of Clark/Powell/McMaster/Mattis, Generals who were losers in politics.
And WTF was Katz thinking when he single-handedly torpedoed Israeli-Polish relations?
How many of the 21 Arab states have a “Jewish bloc” party? Asking for a friend.
Bibi & Putin have good relations.
No guarantee that religious parties will join Likud and secular Yisrael Beteinu.
How many of them have any parties at all? It’s one man, one vote, one time.
I am both bewildered and bored by Israeli politics. It’s the same sh!t over and over, and other than a basic understanding of the parliamentary system as it translates from England to Israel is as far as I can get. I’d love to reestablish the David-ic dynasty, at least on a ceremonial basis. But wouldn’t know how to begin. American politics have lately been extremely interesting, though. Trump is the life of both parties.
I don’t understand why anyone would alienate any of our few friends. Dumb move, that.
60 out of 120 votes, with 58 in the anti-Israel bloc, plus a couple of “others”? And no constitution, it’s fascinating to me, how are you bored?!? ;^)
I’ll go way out on a limb and guess that the attempt to skew the (six months) early election results with a prospect of indictment will backfire in Netanyahu’s favor, and at the expense of his more conservative adversaries.
Thanks to Netanyahu for reminding me of my urge to destroy the Jewish state | Opinion [what’s his FR nick?]
Russian Electoral Hacking..,
Put 4 Jews together and you’ll get 4 differing opinions do the same with their cousins and get 4 conspiracies.
Nothing ever changes. Only question is, how will Likud stay in power this time?
As more embassies move to Jerusalem, and the jihad funding dries up, very likely four more years, for starters.
Donald Trump for PM!
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