Likud Minister Kahlon Weighing Formation of Party That Would Challenge Netanyahu's Social Policies

Poll shows outgoing communications minister could help Labor garner 32 Knesset seats if he joined the party under the leadership of Shelly Yacimovich.

Outgoing Communications Minister Moshe Kahlon (Likud) is expected to decide in the next few days whether he will form a social justice-oriented party to run in the January 22 Knesset elections. Kahlon reportedly told associates that if he headed his own party, he would oppose Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's social and economic policies.