Israel's Labor Party Attacks Livni Plan to Throw Hat Into Election Race

Tzipi Livni may announce a new party on Monday: she's been waiting for an uneventful day lest breaking news steal her thunder.

The Israeli Labor Party is bracing itself for the eventuality that Tzipi Livni will announce the establishment of a new political party under her leadership in the upcoming week. Polls predict the new party will receive some ten Knesset seats, not by pulling in votes from the right but by taking voters away from Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid, Kadima, and the Labor Party.