Former defense minister and IDF chief Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) announced on Tuesday that he will not run in the upcoming elections.
"Public service for me is a way of life and a great privilege. In the future, in any role I'll have and in any path I'll take, I'll walk for Israel," Mofaz said in a statement.
"I'll be frank, I'm not an outstanding politician. Politics is not something I aspire to excel in," Mofaz said. "Israel's glorious legacy has been blessed with worthy military leaders, and I prefer to be one of them."