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December 10, 2014 10:30 pm

Herzog and Livni Form Pact to Challenge Netanyahu

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Isaac Herzog (Labor) and Tzipi Livni (Hatnuah), both pictured, will unite their parties. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org Israeli Labor party leader Isaac Herzog and Hatnuah party leader Tzipi Livni have announced that they will unite their parties and run together in next March’s parliamentary elections. The two leaders said that if their alliance was victorious in the race to gain the most Knesset seats, they would rotate the prime minister position.

“When we get the mandate from the president, I will be the prime minister for the first two years and Tzipi Livni will be prime minister for the following two years,” Herzog said, the Jerusalem Post reported.

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“We’re uniting for the good of the country, for the better future of our children and grandchildren. We can only win together,” he said.

Polls indicate that a united Labor-Hatnuah list would garner 23 seats in the Knesset, ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party at 21. But Netanyahu could still remain prime minister by forming a coalition of other parties.

Meanwhile, former Israeli communications minister Moshe Kahlon (previously of Likud) announced the name of his new centrist party, “Kulanu,” which means “all of us.” According to polls, Kahlon’s party would garner 10-13 seats and possibly play the role as a “kingmaker” in forming a governing coalition for the right or the left.

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  • victoria brandeis

    what is this awful woman doing in Israeli politics in the first place

    yes….those like her dot the world….insignificant horror elements to scare not burn…

    THE LIVNI’S WAKE US UP TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

  • I am rooting for Mr. Netanyahu to remain Prime Minister, because he has the correct vision for the safety and stability of Israel, which is the most important issue. Without a secure state, all other problems are insignificant.
    The Left refuses to believe the Palestinian Arabs when they say that their goal is the destruction of the State of Israel; and they refuse to learn from experience. Experience in Gaza has shown that withdrawing from land does not yield a more peaceful coexistence; on the contrary. After Ariel Sharon had the wisdom to withdraw all Jewish settlers and personnel from Gaza, the rockets did not stop flying. On the contrary, the rocket launches only intensified, because there were no Israeli police to stop them.

  • Jonah

    Could it be you may have a an Israeli Rahab in the near future signaling with a red scarf it’s now or never the demise of Israel is imminent. Your enemy’s will go into a state of chaotic frenzy…we now have Iraelmin the hands of two idiots.

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