Meridor to run for place on Knesset list
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Dr. Benny Begin puts end to past disagreements
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Former IDF Spokewoman Regev says Likud reflects her ways
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Nachman Shai happy Livni accepted him with open arms
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Following Benny Begin’s decision to return to politics, former justice and finance minister Dan Meridor decided to return to the Likud and run on the party’s list for the 18th Knesset.
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Meridor served as an MK between the years 1984-2003 and then declared his retirement from politics.
A press conference is scheduled be held on Sunday at 10:30 am at the Likud’s Tel Aviv headquarters where Meridor is expected to announce his plan to rejoin the party.
Ynet was informed that Meridor did not request and will not receive a secure place high on the party’s Knesset roster.
Meridor is the most recent addition to Likud ahead of the February 10 general elections.
Benny Begin announced last we that he plans on running for a place on the Likud’s Knesset list.
In a joint appearance with Likud Chairman Opposition leader MK Benjamin Netanyahu, Begin tried putting an end to past disagreements and said, “I do not remember everything I said. Bibi (Netanyahu) matured 10 years and I grew 10 years older, this is how it must be viewed.”
Next in line to join the party is Brigadier-General Miri Regev, former IDF spokeswoman. She also held a press conference with Netanyahu in order to officially declare her decision to join the opposition party.
Regev said, “Until now I wasn’t able to express my political stance, but the Likud’s way reflected my way throughout the years. I could have looked after my own interests but my interest is my country.”
The Likud is not the only party adorning itself with reinforcements.
Former IDF Spokesperson Nachman Shai officially joined the Kadima party last week. “I joined on my own initiative and I am happy that (Kadima Chairwoman Tzipi) Livni accepted me with open arms,” said Shai.
“I weighed this decision for a long time; I already considered it two years ago. This time I decided I was ready.”