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former IDF Chief of Staff met with a Chairman of Opposition party

Wednesday 12/December/2018 - 09:01 AM
Sada El Balad
Edited by: Rabea Yehia

The former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz met on Tuesday evening with Former Finance Minister and Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid، Arutz Sheva reported.

Lapid is an Israeli politician and former journalist serving as Chairman of the Yesh Atid Opposition party، and According to sources، the two met for what was described as a political meeting - ahead of the elections.

Report in the Israel national news، said that The meeting comes on the heels of a report last week that Gantz had secretly gathered signatures from 130 people who signed documents for his new party.

The significance of this move is that Gantz has apparently decided to run on a separate list، even if he joins another party down the road، during the election campaign.

According to the report، legally، the party is still not registered because in order to do so، the signed documents must be sent to the Registrar of Parties. According to Hadashot TV، Gantz is waiting until elections are called to register his party.

Gantz has long been rumored to be leaning towards establishing a new party under his leadership rather than joining an existing party

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