National Unity Party (Israel)

Israeli electoral alliance

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The National Unity Party or State Camp (Hebrew: המחנה הממלכתי, romanized: HaMaḥane HaMamlakhti)[3] is an Israeli political alliance made up of Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party and Gideon Sa'ar’s New Hope party, as well as former IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot.

The alliance was created to participate in the 2022 Israeli legislative election.

History

Gantz and Sa'ar announced an alliance between their two parties on 10 July,[4] which was initially called Blue and White The New Hope.[5] The alliance was joined by former IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot and former Yamina MK Matan Kahana on 14 August, at which point it was renamed the National Unity Party.[1] Yamina MK Shirly Pinto joined the party on 22 August.[6]

Composition

Name Ideology Position Leader Current MKs
Blue and White Zionism, social liberalism Centre Benny Gantz
8 / 120
New Hope Zionism, national liberalism Centre-right to right-wing Gideon Sa'ar
5 / 120
Independent
2 / 120

Leaders

Leader Took office Left office
Benny Gantz 2019 (cropped).jpg Benny Gantz 2022 Incumbent

Knesset election results

Election Leader Votes % Seats +/– Status
2022 Benny Gantz TBD TBD
0 / 120
TBD TBD

References

  1. ^ a b Staff writer; Eliav Breuer (14 August 2022). "Eisenkot joins Gantz, Sa'ar in National Unity Party". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  2. ^ Shamir, Jonathan (14 August 2022). "This New Party Wants to Lead Israel. But How Should We Translate Its Name to English?". Haaretz. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  3. ^ Keller-Lynn, Carrie (14 August 2022). "Ex-IDF chief Eisenkot, former Yamina minister Kahana join Gantz-led 'National Unity'". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  4. ^ Azulai, Moran; Karni, Yuval (10 July 2022). "In political partnership Gantz, Sa'ar aim for unity government". Ynet. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  5. ^ Keller-Lynn, Carrie (25 July 2022). "100 days out from election, campaign ads battle for soft-right voters". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Israel Elections: Shirely Pinto leaves Zionist Spirit for Gantz's National Unity". The Jerusalem Post. 22 August 2022. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
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