Ofer Shelah calls for union between center-left parties

MK Ofer Shelah, who split off from Yesh Atid to form the Tnufa party, calls for an alliance with the Labor party and Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai’s The Israelis.

“A little more than two months before election day, the political map is hazy, but the center-left bloc is shattered,” he says in a statement. “I call on Ron Huldai, Avi Nissenkorn, and the leaders of the Labor party: Let us sit together. You all know me. There are no preconditions. Let’s negotiate and form the body that an entire camp yearns for.”

Screen capture from video of Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah announcing he was leaving the party to set up his own political movement, December 24, 2020. (Channel 12 news)

Current polls show Shelah’s Tnufa failing to pass the electoral threshold. Labor faces the same danger, while Huldai’s party is polling at around 6 seats.