'Bibi Is the Problem, Not the Solution': Israel's National Unity Party Unveils Knesset Election Slate

The latest election polls predict the National Unity Party will earn 12 seats in the upcoming Knesset election as it vies to challenge Yair Lapid's dominance in the anti-Netayahu camp

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Party leaders announce the merger behind the National Unity Party, last month.
Party leaders announce the merger behind the National Unity Party, last month.Credit: Hadas Parush
Noa Shpigel
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The National Unity Party unveiled its Knesset election slate on Tuesday, placing Kahol Lavan chairman Benny Gantz at the top of the list, followed by New Hope's Gideon Sa'ar and former IDF chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot.

"Only Benny Gantz at the head of the National Unity Party can end the crisis that Israel and the political system are in, and only he can unify Israel," Sa'ar said at the Tuesday event. "Every Israeli knows the fact that Bibi and Yair cannot unify Israel."

"I hear Bibi promising stability. Bibi? Stability? What's the source of the political instability in Israel over the past four years? Bibi is the problem, not the solution," the Justice Minister added.

The leaders behind the merger, which is trying to challenge Prime Minister Yair Lapid's dominance in the anti-Netanyahu camp, are followed by Minister of Immigration and Absorption Pnina Tamano-Shatta, Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton and Minister of Culture and Sport Chili Tropper.

Housing Minister Zeev Elkin was placed seventh on the party's slate, followed by Michael Biton, Religious Services Minister Matan Kahana and Minister of Science and Technology Orit Farkash HaCohen.

MK Sharren Haskel ranked eleventh on the list, followed by Deputy Defense Minister Alon Schuster, MK Mishel Buskila and Deputy Knesset Speaker Eitan Gisenburg.

The latest election polls predict the National Unity Party will earn around 12 seats.

In August, former Israeli army chief Gadi Eisenkot announced he is joining a three-way alliance with Benny Gantz and Gideon Sa'ar ahead of November elections, dubbed the National Unity Party, following months of speculation over whether the household name would enter the political arena.

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