Another option would be to run again as the head of Yamina. But if Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked, his longtime ally, ditches him for another party, Yamina might not cross the electoral threshold. Even if she stays with Bennett, its electoral prospects would be uncertain.
That leaves a third option: to merge with another party.
The most likely candidate would be New Hope, led by Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar, which barely crosses the electoral threshold in the most recent polls.
While merging might sound appealing, it is not so simple. Bennett and Sa’ar have not gotten along well over the past year. On the other hand, they stand a better chance of crossing the electoral threshold together than running on their own.