Lapid: Meretz needs to enter Knesset, Yesh Atid must be big

Yesh Atid leader and opposition chief Yair Lapid says it is important that the left-wing Meretz party pass the electoral threshold, but no less important that his party win big among the parties of the anti-Netanyahu bloc.

“If someone wants to vote Meretz, vote Meretz, it’s important they pass the electoral threshold. But with all due respect to bloc calculations, you can’t change a government without a big party.”

Head of Israel’s Yesh Atid party Yair Lapid, speaks during an interview at the ‘Influencers Conference’ of Channel 12 news in Jerusalem on March 7, 2021 (GIL COHEN-MAGEN / AFP)