Israel's Arab parties unite, could help Netanyahu rivals

January 23, 2015 9:45 AM

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Israel's Arab parties unite, could help Netanyahu rivals

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Four political parties that mostly represent Israel's Arab minority have decided to run together in elections on March 17, creating a potential counter-weight to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies.

Opinion polls suggest the united Arab list could secure 11 seats in the 120-seat parliament, around the same level as they hold individually but with their political influence increased.

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