Meretz party leader MK Zahava Gal-On is confident that if she heads an anti-chareidi campaign in the next election, the party, which currently has five seats, will double itself.
Gal-On presented her findings to the party’s leadership, suggesting Meretz “go for the chareidi head” by running with an anti-chareidi campaign regarding religion and state, which will double the number of seats in Knesset.
This is revealed in the Thursday publication BaKehilla, which states despite her enthusiasm, the party leadership was divided and her plan was rejected.
Gal-On is operating on the premise that Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid was successful in doing the same, but he has since changed direction, likely due to his aspirations of becoming prime minister. Meretz feels there are ten mandates available in Knesset for the ‘chiloni’ secular vote and if Meretz challenges the chareidim on religious and state, it can earn those ten seats, including votes that otherwise may go to Yesh Atid.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)