Almost every party that ran in this year's election is composed of members of former parties - including LABOR. For those with Short memories: 1999 elections were won by "One Israel" - a coalition of Labor MKs and others - many of whom subsequently left and reformed Labor Meimad. The nature of Politics in Israel brings about new, old and constantly changing alliances. I'm not a Kadima supporter - but for the record - the same man who formed LIKUD - left LIKUD and formed KADIMA. We're not in Europe or America - Motek - we don't have "never changing" parties.
Israeli troops shoot, injure Palestinian crossing Gaza border fence (Haaretz)
from the article: Katsav to summon Olmert on Thursday to form government