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Yes to a Unification of the Israeli Left

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13.01.2020

On Sunday, two days before the deadline for submitting party slates to the Central Elections Committee, Labor Party Chairman Amir Peretz proposed negotiations on a joint ticket with Meretz in the March 2 election. “We need to go for unification with Meretz,” he said at a meeting of his party’s executive. Over the next day, the two parties will have to agree on the ticket so they can bring their decision to both parties’ conventions for approval Tuesday.

At the meeting, Peretz admitted that “there’s no choice, even if we’re doing this against our will” – said the man who for months has led opposition to a joint ticket. He changed his mind because he was under heavy pressure to agree to unity amid fears........

© Haaretz