search

After announcing return to politics, Zehava Galon says she’s eyeing Meretz-Labor merger

Meretz chair Zehava Galon appears in a campaign video ahead of the 2015 election. (Screen capture/YouTube)
Meretz chair Zehava Galon appears in a campaign video ahead of the 2015 election. (Screen capture/YouTube)

In an interview with Channel 12 shortly after announcing her return to politics, Meretz chair hopeful Zehava Galon says she wants to see the left-wing party merge with the slightly less left-wing Labor ahead of the coming election, arguing that a joint slate will “maximize” their electoral strength.

Labor chair Merav Michaeli, who just yesterday was re-elected to head her party, has brushed off the idea until now, asserting that Labor must run independently and return to leading the country. Michaeli is believed to fear that a merger with Meretz will paint the party overly left-wing colors.

We have a new, improved comments system. To comment, simply register or sign in.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed