Israel's politicians realign ahead of elections
Economist Shlomo Maoz to run with Likud; Nachman Shai defects to Labor; Dov Lipman linked to Yesh Atid.
Kadima MK Nachman Shai announced last night that he is joining the Labor party and is expected to contend for a place on its Knesset list. Although the move had been expected for weeks, Shai said that he made the decision following the union between the Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu which was announced Thursday, sensing an immediate need to unify the political center and pose a counterforce to the right.
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