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Gantz and Michaeli cross stump streams at Tel Aviv mall

Israel is a small country, but major party chiefs usually find ways to avoid running into each other on election day, but not Labor leader Merav Michaeli and Blue and White head Benny Gantz, who have an awkward run-in at Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Center.

A video shows the two exchanging a few words amid a loud and boisterous scrum inside the mall. Gantz’s comments are muffled by his mask, whereas the maskless Michaeli is drowned out by drums and the chanting of her name.

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