Amir Peretz Decries 'Hatred,' 'Contempt' of Former Israeli Political Partners

Seeks to justify switch from Labor to Livni's Hatnuah party in long, accusatory speech; says he left because Yacimovich abandoned the vision of a diplomatic peace process.

Tzipi Livni conducted talks with Amir Peretz late into Wednesday night, trying to recruit him to her party. The two kept these contacts secret until the...