Gesher (2019 political party)

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LeaderOrly Levy
Founded25 December 2018
Split fromYisrael Beitenu
Social liberalism[1]
Economic egalitarianism[2]
Two-state solution[4]
Political positionCentre[5] to centre-left[6]
National affiliationLabor-Gesher
Colours  Dark Blue
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Election symbol

Gesher (Hebrew: גשר, lit. Bridge) is a liberal and centrist[7] political party in Israel. It was created in December 2018 by former Yisrael Beitenu MK Orly Levy.

The party focuses on economic and cost-of-living issues, aiming to reduce inequality.[8] The name of the party is a reference to the party founded by Orly's father, David Levy.

Participating in the Netanyahu-Gantz Government.

References[change | change source]

  1. "כלכלי-חברתי".
  2. "מגזרים ואוכלוסיות מוחלשות".
  3. "שוויון מגדרי".
  4. "מדיני".
  5. Avishai, Bernard (8 February 2019). "Benjamin Netanyahu Finally Faces a Real Challenger in Benny Gantz—If the Opposition Can Unite Behind Him". The New Yorker. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  6. "Which parties are running – and who is likely to get in?". Arutz Sheva. 9 April 2019. Alignment: Center, Center-Left
  7. Staff Writer (14 March 2018). "Orly Levy-Abekasis is Israel's newest political wildcard". Times of Israel. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  8. Hezki Baruch (26 December 2018). "Levy-Abekasis' party to be named Gesher". Israel National News. Retrieved 3 March 2019.