Arab Joint List Garners Historic 15 Seats

Saturday before the election Ayman Odeh, leader of the Joint List, predicted his party would pick up 15 seats. Speaking to Israel’s Channel 12, Odeh said Israeli Arabs “want the fall of Netanyahu because he is the greatest inciter against Arab citizens and the godfather of the ‘Deal of the Century.’” Reported by i24 News (02/29/20). Read more…

He was right about picking up 15 seats, and after the results came in, Odeh said the party had made a “huge achievement” and told Israeli Arabs, “Brothers and sisters, you have created a historic day. From the first elections in 1949 until today, we have not received this degree of support and this number of seats.” Reported by The Times of Israel (03/03/20). Read more…