After receiving the green light from the Knesset legal adviser, the parliamentary arrangements committee led by Blue and White MK Avi Nissenkoren pressed ahead to hold proceedings on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request for immunity from the criminal charges against him. Meanwhile, the left-wing Labor-Gesher and Meretz parties announced they would run on a shared ticket in the March 2 national election. KAN's Naomi Segal spoke about the political developments with Prof. Reuven Hazan, of the political science department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, first asking if the merger in the two parties was an inevitable and smart move for the left-wing bloc.