Yachimovich to Livni: Join Labor to 'replace Netanyahu'

Labor chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich called on Tzipi Livni to join her party rather than form an independent faction ahead of the January elections.


"Those who wish to replace (Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu and form a better government for Israel cannot form new parties that will remain small and compete for the same pool of voters," she said during a cultural event in Tel Aviv. "Those who wish to overthrow Netanyahu and bolster the centrist bloc must join Labor." (Moran Azulay, Ynet and Yedioth Ahronoth reporter)