26 February 2019

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Predictions

Netanyahu will likely lead next Government even if new centrist union wins most seats, risking diplomatic isolation and Palestinian unrest in long term

Blue and White alliance will be strengthened in coalition talks if Netanyahu faces indictment or far-right parties fail to exceed electoral threshold

Blue and White will pursue broadly similar policy agenda to Netanyahu, and will likely avoid offering major concessions to Palestinians

 

Analysis

Former Army chief Benny Gantz, who recently founded Israel Resilience, and Yair Lapid, a former television news anchor and leader of the secular interests Yesh Atid, agreed to merge their parties to form the centrist Blue and White alliance on 21 February. This came just hours before..

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