Outgoing Labor MK says Merav Michaeli made ‘big mistake’ by not merging with Meretz

Labor party MK Emilie Moatti attends a Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting at the Knesset, November 9, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Labor party MK Emilie Moatti attends a Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting at the Knesset, November 9, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Outgoing Labor MK Emilie Moatti says party leader Merav Michaeli made a “big mistake” by not merging with the left-wing Meretz party ahead of the election.

“It was a very big mistake of Merav Michaeli not to merge with Meretz and not to take [Prime Minister Yair] Lapid’s offer,” Moatti, who is placed sixth on the Labor list, tells Channel 12 news.

“I could have flipped tables and made myself louder, I could have threatened, and I didn’t. Maybe I should have done that,” she says.

Labor won just four seats in last week’s election, while Meretz did not cross the electoral threshold.

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