Less than 72 hours before the polls open this coming Tuesday, and party leaders have entered the final line. During Shabbat and Shabbat evenings, senior party officials were interviewed on various channels and told their Israeli voters their messages, in order to try to persuade them to vote for them. The Maariv Online website presents you with the important statements and the situation of the contestants in the latest polls, published on Friday.
While thousands are protesting against him in the area of his residence in Jerusalem, the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu Interviewed tonight (Saturday night) for both channels.
Key remarks: Promised not to fire spokesman Avichai Mandelblit; on inviting Lapid to a confrontation: “I told him, if you officially announce that you are running for prime minister, then I will come to the confrontation”; “That the people from the parties that claim to be right-wing or right-wing but other, will eventually come to us.”
Recent polls: Indicate a clear trend of strengthening for the Likud party. Maariv – 30 poll, News poll 12 – 32, News poll 13 – 30.
Chairman of Yesh Atid, Yair Lapid, Who invited Netanyahu to a confrontation with him, convened a press conference and also responded to the prime minister’s interviews on both channels.
Key remarks: On Netanyahu’s refusal to confront him: “He is afraid because he knows what came out of the confrontation. What he is trying to hide from the public came out with all his might; on the possibility of forming a rotating government on Bennett and Saar:” Ready to hear any scenario to replace Netanyahu. ”
Recent polls: Lapid and Yesh Atid experienced a slight weakening, but remained overall balanced. Maariv poll – 19 seats, news poll 12 – 18 seats, news poll 13 – 18 seats.
After also inviting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a confrontation, Naftali Bennett, Chairman of the right, was also interviewed for the various channels.
Key remarks: On the formation of a government after the election: “I will be together with Saar in the coalition, we will form a government that will replace Netanyahu”; On sitting under Netanyahu in the government: “I am not closed with Netanyahu, I am determined to do everything to replace him; on the possibility of another election campaign:” We will not go to election number five. “
Recent polls: Pointing to a weakening trend of Naftali Bennett and to the right. In some of them, Bennett even gets a single-digit number. Maariv poll – 10 seats, news poll 12 – 9 seats, news poll 13 – 10 seats.
Gideon Saar It also reaches the last line when it is in a state of weakening. In light of his situation, he stressed that he still sees himself as a candidate for prime minister, and denied the various reports of defectors from his list to the Likud.
Key remarks: On the coalition formation: “I am currently running for prime minister, believing I have the ability to unite and connect, what others do not have”; He denied the reports of defectors to the Likud, especially of Derech Eretz members: “This is nonsense and lies. If there was such a move, he would not have announced it, it is Netanyahu’s spin, it is about like my conspiracy with the president.”
Recent polls: Saar and “New Hope” have weakened, as mentioned, in recent polls, in some of which they even win a single-digit number of seats. Maariv poll – 8 seats, news poll 12 – 9 seats, news poll 13 – 10 seats.
After the split with Mansour Abbas’ PM, In the common list Very concerned about turnout. The chairman of the joint list faction, MK Ahmad Tibi, said this week: “We are trying to encourage, spur and ask people to go to the polls, but it will not be like last time. “.
Recent polls: The concern of the people on the joint list certainly boils down to recent polls, which have shown a downward trend, relative to polls from recent months. Maariv poll – 8 seats, news poll 12 – 8 seats, news poll 13 – 8 seats.
Shas and Aryeh Deri Maintaining stability in recent days. In a conversation this week in an interview on 103FM radio, Deri expressed optimism about the Netanyahu bloc’s chances of forming a coalition. “The results of the election are not clear because of 5-4 parties that are at the edge of the blocking percentage, it changes everything. Deri also referred in recent days to Gideon Saar and Naftali Bennett and called on them to join the coalition under Netanyahu.
Recent polls: The results in recent polls show stability of Shas and Aryeh Deri. Maariv poll – 8 seats, news poll 12 – 8 seats, news poll 13 – 8 seats.
Against the backdrop of the storm and the media confrontation with Nicole Reidman, Yisrael Beiteinu and Avigdor Lieberman We have continued in recent days in the clear line against Benjamin Netanyahu and the ultra-Orthodox, and have remained stable. In recent days, Lieberman has been sending messages that the secular must come out in droves and vote. In an interview with Maariv this weekend, Lieberman said: “We are working to get them to vote. And if the previous elections were about yes or no, Bibi, today the choice is either ultra-Orthodox or non-ultra-Orthodox.” In addition, Lieberman hinted today during a cultural event that there is also a possibility from the Likud that some members of the list will defect.
Recent polls: Yisrael Beiteinu has remained stable in recent polls, but in some it has weakened in the mandate, as in the News 13 poll. Maariv poll – 8 seats, News poll 12 – 7 seats, News poll 13 – 6 seats.
Torah Judaism, Which is considered part of the bloc that supports Netanyahu, is reaching the last line with some stability. The chairman of Torah Judaism, MK Moshe Gafni, was interviewed on News 13 and 12 on Saturday night and referred to the possibility that Netanyahu would not be able to form the next government.
Recent statements: “If Netanyahu does not have 61, we will consider before we go to the fifth election,” he said. However, he clarified that he did not sit with Yair Lapid as prime minister as long as his attitude toward the ultra-Orthodox did not change.
Recent polls: Maariv poll – 6 seats, news poll 12 – 7 seats, news poll 13 – 7 seats.
On the limit of the blocking percentage
the “Avoda” party And chairwoman Merav Michaeli reaches the last line when she is already kissing the blocking percentage. However, the party is in a more optimistic position relative to its competitors at the bottom of the list of seats.
Recent statements: On a meeting with the ultra-Orthodox parties: “I collaborated with the ultra-Orthodox in the opposition. We have a lot in common”; She attacked Blue and White, refraining from attacking Meretz: “I am willing to help Meretz if they ask me to. I trust her to pass the blocking percentage. I say not to vote for Gantz and not to vote for non-democratic parties.”
Recent polls: Maariv poll – 5 seats, news poll 12 – 6 seats, news poll 13 – 6 seats.
Religious Zionism, led by Bezalel Smutrich, Who are considered part of the Netanyahu supporters’ bloc, play an important role in forming the current prime minister’s government. After not passing the blocking percentage, recent surveys have shown that the list passes the blocking percentage.
Recent statements: In an interview with News 12, he said on Saturday night that he aspires to bring about the formation of a right-wing government. According to him, without his “Religious Zionism” party, such a government would not be formed.
Recent polls: Maariv poll – 5 seats, news poll 12 – 4 seats, news poll 13 – 5 seats.
Blue and White Chairman, Bnei Gantz, Has been struggling lately to keep his party above the blocking percentage. After many, like Lapid and Merav Michaeli, called on him to retire, he continued even today because he continues to the end.
Recent statements: On the bloc’s risk of replacing Netanyahu: “I pass the blocking percentage safely”; He clarified that he will not go with Netanyahu this time: “There is no situation in which I will go with Netanyahu after the election.”
Recent polls: Maariv poll – 5 seats, News poll 12 – 4 seats, News poll 13 – 4 seats.
Meretz and Nitzan Horowitz We have been struggling for a while with the blocking percentage. The campaign of recent days continues to highlight the need for a party to prevent Benjamin Netanyahu from making 61 recommendations and the option of forming a government. “Without Meretz he has 61,” read the party’s campaign on billboards.
Recent statements: On the battle for the blocking percentage: “The fall of Meretz will overthrow the entire bloc. Meretz is a real movement of people who want us to represent them”; “Less noise for the future or for work will not go up or down from the bloc. They are in a good place.”
Recent polls: Maariv poll – 4 seats, News poll 12 – 4 seats, News poll 13 – 4 seats.
Like Meretz, so is the RAAM of Mansour Abbas, Is struggling with the blocking percentage, but recent polls show that it is passing. In all recent major polls the party has won 4 seats. Although Netanyahu and members of the Netanyahu bloc deny this, RAAM is still considered a tongue-in-cheek in the upcoming elections.
Recent polls: Maariv poll – 4 seats, News poll 12 – 4 seats, News poll 13 – 4 seats
The polls presented in the article – by Maariv, News 13 and News 12, were published yesterday (Friday). We must make it clear that the results of the polls published in this article are not up to date today, and we must not learn from them about voting patterns or attitudes of the public on the day of publication.