Barak Merge with Meretz
By Micah Halpern
Thursday July 25, 2019
I've Been Thinking:
Israeli elections are coming up and the final lists for each party are due in two weeks.
The most curious of all lists will be the result of a speculated merger between Israel Democratic Party leader Ehud Barak and Meretz chair Nitzan Horowitz.
Meretz is the most left Jewish party on the electoral spectrum. Barak is a former prime minister and former leader of the Labor Party.
This potential merger will take voters away from both the Blue and White Party and the Labor Party.
Israel Democratic Party and Meretz are trying to create a genuine left. The problem is that the Israeli electorate is center right - not center left or left anymore. And that will almost certainly translate into failure for this merger at the ballot box.
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