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Israel: Labor Party Leaves Alliance With Zionist Union

1 MIN READJan 2, 2019 | 19:53 GMT

What Happened: Israeli Labor Party leader Avi Gabbay has announced his party's departure from the Zionist Union electoral alliance, effectively breaking up the coalition, Haaretz reported Jan. 1.

Why It Matters: The announcement is the latest in a series of political realignments that might accelerate the rise of the new center-left Resilience Party.

Background: The Zionist Union originated in 2015 in an attempt to revive the once-dominant Labor Party by joining it with the Hatnua movement. Polls indicate that the Zionist Union will likely lose parliamentary seats to the Resilience Party in upcoming elections.

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