Former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is considering returning to politics and running as part of a left-wing bloc, but only if a joint ticket is formed between the Labor Party and Ehud Barak’s new Democratic Israel Party.
Aside from the electoral advantages that a joint ticket with Livni might bring, her party has millions of shekels in its coffers, whereas Labor and Democratic Israel are both short on funds. Thus gaining access to Hatnuah’s money could inject life into their campaigns.
So far, Barak and Peretz haven’t held any serious talks about such a union. The deadline for finalizing party tickets is August 1.
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