Ze'ev Elkin
Ze'ev Elkin Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Former Minister Ze'ev Elkin (New Hope) spoke about the upcoming elections and the positions of both New Hope and Yamina in the polls.

In an interview with 103FM Radio, Elkin pointed out that his party was created less than two months ago, adding: "There wasn't a single poll which didn't show us in second or third place. We're the only new party that is in the big leagues and that has significant support from the public."

"There is a party which is behind us, and that's Yamina, led by Naftali Bennett, and all the analysts are telling us that he will be prime minister, with a lot less Knesset seats."

He emphasized, "The management of the State of Israel can't be dependent only on politics. If you believe that [Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu has to be replaced, you can't say a minute later that you'll sit with him."

Responding to Elkin's statements, the Yamina party said: "The reason that [Gideon] Sa'ar's party has lost a seat and a half in the past week is because the public is sick of air-filled parties with no agenda, and is asking itself where Gideon Sa'ar disappeared to when Bennett was saving the lives and livelihoods of Israeli citizens."

Recent polls have consistently showed the New Hope party winning the third-largest number of seats, followed closely by Yamina.

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