Le parti de Yaïr Lapid, nommé Yesh Atid («Il y a un avenir»), exige des éclaircissements de Benny Gantz avant d’aller plus avant vers une liste commune aux élections législatives. Extraits d’un article du Times of Israel publié le 16 février 2019.
Lawmakers from Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid said Saturday more clarification was needed from former military chief Benny Gantz on his political views before they could agree to a joint election run with his Israel Resilience Party.
With polls predicting a merger of the parties led by Gantz could win more seats than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud — though not necessarily be able to build a majority coalition — pressure has been growing on Yesh Atid and Israel Resilience to join forces ahead of Knesset elections in April. (…)
Ram Ben-Barak, a Yesh Atid candidate and former deputy chief of the Mossad spy agency, said it was unclear if Gantz was still calling the shots after teaming up with hawkish ex-defense chief Moshe Ya’alon’s Telem Party.
“On the [Israeli-Palestinian] conflict for example, I don’t know if Israel Resilience is Gantz or Ya’alon,” he said.
“Yesh Atid wants to disengage from the Palestinians and it is desirable this be done in an agreement,” Ben-Barak added.
Though Gantz has stated his commitment to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians, Ya’alon opposes the establishment of a Palestinian state and members of his party have called to expand West Bank settlement construction.