Israel Elections Updates /Lieberman Presents Knesset List: Four Women in Top 10

56 days to go: Meretz presents list; former MI chief Yadlin joining Zionist Camp after Mofaz says no; Livni announces addition of media personality Xenia Svetlova to the Zionist Camp.

Alon Ron

Latest political summary: Yisrael Beitenu announces its ticket; Meretz holding its primary.

The joint Labor-Hatnuah slate, known as Zionist Camp, has for the first time pushed ahead of Likud in the polls, scoring between one to four seats more than its main rival Likud.

Latest analysis and opinion: Zionist Camp? Isaac Herzog heads Israel's cynical camp (Amir Oren) | Left-wing Meretz party is doing itself in (Raviv Drucker) | Not only military men make effective defense ministers (Yisrael Harel) | Jewish democrats, join the Arabs (Oudeh Basharat)

Latest updates:

11:45 P.M. The Meretz central committee elected sitting Knesset members Ilan Gilon, Issawi Freij, Michal Rosin and Tamar Zandberg for the second through fifth slots on its Knesset slate on Monday. 

Zahava Gal-On, who will be at the top of the Meretz ticket, was re-elected party leader two weeks ago. Former MK Mossi Raz was chosen for the sixth slot, followed by Gabi Lasky, Avi Dabush and former MK Avshalom Vilan. (Haaretz) 

6:31 P.M. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman presents his Yisrael Beiteinu's party list for the upcoming Knesset elections: No. 2 on the list is Orly Levy, No. 3 is Sofa Landver. No. 4 went to Ilan Shochat, No. 5 to the journalist Sharon Gal and No.6 to Hamad Amar, the Druze representative. No. 7 went to faction whip Robert Ilitov and No. 8 to Oded Porer, the party's chief of staff and a former director general of the Agriculture Ministry. No. 9 went to Yulia Melinovsky, a Holon council member and No. 10 to Shira Mistrial, the 24-year-old chairman of the Ariel University's students union.

5:30 P.M. Meretz voters are expected to give incumbent MKs another chance in the Knesset in the primary Monday, but party officials are concerned that voters in the national election will flee to Zionist Camp in the hope of unseating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

4:30 P.M. The Likud central elections committee has accepted Deputy Transportation Minister Tzipi Hotovely's complaint about miscounting in the party primary, and is bumping her up to No. 20 on the ticket after a recount. Former Shin Bet head-cum-Likud lawmaker Avi Dichter, whose spot she has taken, is expected to appeal the decision to the party's highest tribunal.

4 P.M. Former Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin will be joining Zionist Camp, the party announced Monday, after Mofaz, a former defense minister and army chief of staff, said he would not be joining. The party had been looking for a candidate with a strong defense background.

11:30 A.M. Ending speculation, Kadima head MK Shaul Mofaz says he will not join Herzog and Livni's Zionist Camp. Kadima, which currently (Haaretz)

9:00 A.M. Hatnuah head MK Zipi Livni announced Sunday the addition of media personality Xenia Svetlova to the Zionist Camp list of Knesset candidates. Svetlova was an expert on Arab affairs for Israel TV Channel 9 (which broadcasts in Russian).

Shaul Mofaz.
Michal Fattal

She will fill one of the slots allotted to Hatnuah when it merged with Labor (16th, 21st, and 24th or 25th).

Also on Sunday, Elazar Stern, who recently departed from Hatnuah, announced he has joined Yesh Atid. In a press conference Lapid declared that Stern had been their 20th Knesset member, “fighting with us to pass the law of equal military burden, opposing the gimmicks of Likud and Habayit Hayehudi and the absence of Labor, who wanted to leave a crack open for a future deal with the ultra-Orthodox.