Registration Deadline Offers Last Chance to Unify Israel's Center-left Bloc

Sources in the Labor Party and in Tzipi Livni's new movement, Hatnuah, both expressed doubt about the possibility of joining forces for the election.

The deadline for registering parties and candidate lists for next month's election is 10 P.M. on Thursday. Knesset figures said on Wednesday that it would be a "day of surprises"; even the composition of some parties was still unknown, with talks of splits and mergers continuing. Tonight could still bring a unified centrist slate, and Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu are expected to reveal the precise makeup...