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  12/2/2012, Kislev 18, 5773

Livni and Mitzna in Race to Fight Netanyahu


Former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said, Sunday that she was proud to have fellow former opposition leader Amram Mitzna at her side for January's Knesset election. Speaking at a joint news-conference with the two-term mayor of Haifa, she cited Mitzna's record as a fighter in the military and on the social front, focusing on the work he did in the southern city of Yerucham.

Mitzna said, "We're going to elections to replace a government that is failing and, following the election of the Likud's [candidate] list, I would say a list that is dangerous." He added, "I'm mad at myself because I too, like others, was almost resigned to this reality. I sat at home and said 'there's nothing to do. [Binyamin] Netanyahu will be prime minister again.' That's why I'm happy that Livni decided to present an alternative."