It is an Alliance of "deep national sense of responsibility": In the elections in Israel the two most important Challenger to compete against Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Prior to the early parliamentary election in Israel, the two most important Challenger of Prime Minister Netanyahu, Ex-chief of General staff Benny Gantz and the centre politician Yair Lapid, the formation of a common list announced. In the case of an electoral success, they both want to take turns as heads of government.
Gantz should first be head of government and after two and a half years ago by Lapid to be replaced.
Lapid is the founder and Chairman of the opposition future party "Yesh Atid". It currently holds eleven of the 120 Seats in the Knesset. Gantz was founded in December his party "resistance to Israel". It lies in the polls on the second place. In addition to the former defense Minister Moshe Yaalon had also been taken by the former chief of General staff Gabi Ashkenazi of the party."As a new party in government
The Challenger Netanyahu had agreed "a deep national sense of responsibility" on the formation of the new list, it said in a statement, the future of the party. This will serve "as a new governing party of Israel." The leadership team wool guarantee "the security of Israel and the split in Israeli society".
Netanyahu had announced with a view to the parliamentary elections to form an Alliance of his own ultra-right-wing parties. The three parties, Jewish home, National Union and Jewish power will compete in the elections, as Netanyahu's right-wing Likud-informed party. This does not should be achieved, that "the votes of the Right that is lost". Netanyahu's conservative Likud party retains their own list.
the absence of the merger, the party of Jewish power would not take the hurdle of 3.25 percent for entering Parliament.
Israel elects a new Parliament.Rightest government of all times
Netanyahu's coalition, his Likud party is considered to be the rightest government of all times in Israel. The head of the government is - with interruptions - since 13 years in Power. He is confirmed as Prime Minister, he would overtake state founder David Ben-Gurion as the longest-reigning Prime Minister of Israel.
Israel chooses on 9. April in advance of a new Parliament. Regular elections should be held only in November. Background of early elections, tensions within the right-religious coalition government of the Prime Minister. Most recently Netanyahu had to govern with a narrow majority of 61 mandates out of a total of 120.
Netanyahu is also due to allegations of corruption under suspicion. Him accuse threaten, in three cases due to bribery and corruption.Likud is in polls ahead
According to a survey conducted by the Israeli channel Kan Netanyahu's Likud, with 30 of 120 Parliament seats in front. Overall, the Block of right-leaning and religious parties, according to the survey, a majority of 63 mandates.
Prior to the merger of their lists, the party of Gantz, according to the survey on 20 and Lapids future party 10 seats.