November 27, 2012
Tzipi Livni to run in upcoming Israeli elections at head of new party
Tzipi Livni has reentered Israeli politics at the head of a new left-of-center political party.
Livni, former head of the Kadima Party, announced Monday that she would lead a new party called Hatnua, or The Movement.
"I'm here to fight for Israel, not against anything. I'm here to fight for peace, for security, for a Jewish Israel, for a democratic Israel, for a country whose citizens all have equal rights," Livni said at a news conference Monday morning in Tel Aviv.
Livni has one week to present her Knesset candidate's list. It is believed that several Livni supporters from the Kadima Party will follow her to the new party. She is also talking to several high-profile public figures about joining her, Haaretz reported, including former top IDF officers Shlomo Yanai, Yitzhak Ben-Israel, and Amram Mitzna.