Daily Israel Report

Mofaz: Expect Political Map to Change

Opposition head hints at center-left union.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 11/9/2012, 11:00 AM

Shaul Mofaz
Shaul Mofaz
Flash 90

Opposition head MK Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) has hinted at an impending left-wing political union to match the Likud-Yisrael Beyteinu merger on the political right. Mofaz told an interviewer at Gordon College in Haifa to expect political change.

“Things will happen in the next two and a half months,” he said. “These are things that aren’t ready yet.”

“The map is going to change,” he added. “It will happen very quickly, close to the time of elections.”

Mofaz was asked if he has considered the possibility that if a left-wing political merger occurs, he may not stand at the head of the new party. Polls show that Kadima, the largest party in the current Knesset, may not make it into the next Knesset.

“I take everything into account,” Mofaz replied.

Mofaz also addressed the possibility that former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert could return to politics, and could even head a united left-wing party, despite a conviction for breach of trust. “Ultimately, norms are also determined by law,” he said. “As long as the law allows people to run, whether they were found innocent or served their time in prison, we have to let the law do its work.”