Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party and Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope party are in advanced negotiations to run as a joint slate in the upcoming election, according to several Hebrew media reports.
Members of the two parties are reportedly meeting at the moment to agree on the terms of a joint run ahead of the November 1 election. According to the reports, Gantz would sit at the head of the list, Sa’ar would be in second place, and Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel would not be a part of the slate.
In the current Knesset, Blue and White has 8 seats and New Hope 6. In recent polls, which are not necessarily reliable, Sa’ar’s party has been seen as teetering on the edge of the electoral threshold.