MK Shaul Mofaz, newly elected to head the Kadima party, visited Jerusalem in the wake of his victory. He met the Kotel Rabbi, Rav Shmuel Rabinovich, prayed at the Kotel and placed a note between its stones. He then went to Har Herzl and placed a wreath on Herzl's tomb.
Mofaz told reporters that he intends to vie for the post of prime minister in the coming general election. "Today, with the announcement by the honorable retired judge Edna Beckenstein regarding the results of the internal elections in Kadima, Kadima won," he said.
"I intend to unite Kadima, renew it and increase its force in the Israeli public," he said. "Kadima is the governmental alternative to Netanyahu and I intend to lead Kadima and lead the Israeli government on a new path."
Mofaz will meet President Shimon Peres Thursday, and will soon meet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
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