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Israeli elections 2022: A rundown of Israeli parties and their leaders

 

October 28, 2022

Eight of the election candidates (top row l-r): Benjamin Netanyahu, Yair Lapid, Benny Gantz, Merav Michaeli, (bottom row l-r): Ayelet Shaked, Avigdor Liberman, Zehava Gal-On and Bezalel Smotrich.

(JNS) - Meet the Israeli elections candidates:

1. Benjamin Netanyahu - Likud

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving prime minister and now head of the opposition, will attempt to win his sixth term as premier. He is credited with transforming Israel's heavily regulated economy into a capitalist, high-tech powerhouse. The most recent polls suggest that this time he will have enough Knesset seats to form a government.

In the recent string of four rapid-fire elections, his right-wing bloc has fallen short of a 61-seat Knesset majority. He came closest in the first election in April 2019...



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