ISRAEL ELECTION NEWS: Thursday, January 10th

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According to a Yisrael Hayom newspaper report, in talks with party strategists on Wednesday, Naftali Bennet expressed confidence that his New Right party will take votes from outside the right-wing camp.

Bennet is quoted saying, “in recent years, there has been no attempt to transfer votes from bloc to bloc, but only within each bloc, and we do the opposite: half of Ganz’s mandates can be passed on to us… We have already taken two seats from him and Lapid, and our in-depth surveys show a stronger trend in the future. After years, for the first time, seats will be transferred from bloc to bloc.”

** A Yediot Achronot poll of voters in the Arab sector shows 46% dissatisfaction with the Arab List in the outgoing coalition and only 42% express satisfaction.

** Yisrael Hayom correspondent Yehuda Schlesinger reports the party of Adina Bar Shalom is launching a campaign among the dati leumi tzibur. The campaign is directed against Bayit Yehudi under the banner “When they are divided we are united.”

** Speaking to Galei Tzahal (Army Radio), Benny Gantz stated on Thursday that the nation needs different leadership, and when asked to explain, he said he is a leftist who wishes to replace the right.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)