Labor Party Chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich met with President Shimon Peres and said: "In the absence of any true leadership candidate, the Labor party didn't recommend anyone (to head the government). We leave it to the president's discretion. The commitment to the State's security and to starting a peace process isn't dependent on the coalition members."
Yachimovich added: "We'll support any step forward in the peace process. We'll do that from the opposition. I notified the president we won't join a Netanyahu government." (Moran Azulay)