Israeli centre-Left opposition coalition splinters
ISRAEL'S main opposition bloc split yesterday as Labour severed ties with the Hatnua movement of Tzipi Livni, the former foreign minister.
The move by Avi Gabbay, Labour's leader, to disband the centre-Left Zionist Union appeared to catch Ms Livni, the current leader of the opposition in parliament, by surprise. Mr Gabbay said his party would now run independently of Hatnua in Israel's elections on April 9.
"I hoped and believed this alliance would bring about our blossoming, a real ...