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Netanyahu’s Top Challenger Launches Campaign, Revealing Long-awaited Election Slogan, Haaretz

“Benjamin Netanyahu’s top contender in the upcoming Israel election, Benny Gantz, launched his campaign Thursday, revealing his party’s slogan for the first time. Benny Gantz’s new Hosen L’Yisrael party is running under the ‘Israel Before Everything’ slogan. In a 17-second online video, Gantz said: ‘For me, Israel is before everything. Join me and we will walk down a new path. Because we need something different and we will do something different.’”

The Former TV and Fashion Star Who Could Be Israel’s Next Kingmaker, Haaretz

“If the polls prove correct, Orli Levi-Abekasis could be Israel’s next kingmaker. Anywhere from four to eight Knesset seats (out of a total of 120) will go to her newly formed party Gesher (Hebrew for “bridge”) in the upcoming April 9 election, according to predictions. And that’s even before she’s announced who will be on the ticket. Depending on the final electoral breakdown between the right and left blocs, and based on past scenarios, that relatively small number of seats could be enough to swing the majority to one side. Meanwhile, Levi-Abekasis has done a good job of keeping her cards very close to her chest, not letting on in which direction she is leaning.”

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