Blue and White Party in talks to merge with Labor Party

April 7, 2020 by JNS
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After Labor Party chairman Amir Peretz announced that talks are underway to merge with the Blue and White Party headed by Benny Gantz, the Knesset Arrangements Committee approved the breakup of the Labor-Meretz union on Monday.

Blue and White Party chairman Benny Gantz attends a faction meeting in Tel Aviv on Dec. 12, 2019. Photo by Flash90

“We [Labor and Meretz] don’t see eye to eye on how to serve the citizens of Israel,” said Peretz, according to a report by Ynet. “I don’t downplay the importance of an opposition in a democratic state, but I have decided to examine the other possibilities we have to serve the public from within the government.”

Peretz and Gantz met and agreed to work towards a merging of the two parties.

However, Labor Knesset member Mirav Michaeli criticized the move by Peretz and fellow Labor Knesset member Itzik Shmuli, saying, “You don’t sell out the party of [David] Ben-Gurion, [Yitzhak] Rabin and [Shimon] Peres.”

“I call upon all my colleagues in the party to resist this move. Our camp deserves good and proper leadership that keeps its promises and fights for the State of Israel,” she said.

Israeli media reports indicate that a deal is close between Blue and White, and Likud, to form a government.

JNS

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One Response to “Blue and White Party in talks to merge with Labor Party”
  1. Eion Isaac says:

    Ben Gurion Peres and Rabin did great achievements the War of Independance after the Shoah and the Six Day War with Rabin and Peres – Ben Gurion was strangely against the Six Day War before the war he scolded Rabin and ordered him to stand down from an attack .
    The Rabin Peres and Barack Peace offers to the Palestinians were rejected with waves of heinous mass murder that convinced Jewish Israelis that the Palestinians were belligerent tribal and unable to accept the defeats of 1948 as they wanted to go back to the 1947 UN Partition Plan borders as a step to reduce more the Jewish people down by attrition and belligerent attacks .
    The Shoah and the history of Arab Nazis gaining Leadership from 1936-1947 as in Amin Husayni meant justice demanded Stringent Jewish Security Control over from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River .
    and in fact beyond .

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