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Lapid congratulates Kadima on returning 'home' to Likud

ByHILARY LEILA KRIEGER
May 8, 2012 23:34

WASHINGTON - Yair Lapid on Tuesday congratulated Kadima on returning "home" to the Likud and argued that the creation of a national unity government strengthened his new position as the head of the only centrist party in Israel.

"Kadima came back to be what it has actually always has been, which is part of the Likud," Lapid charged during an address to the Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative Movement in Atlanta. "They came back home and I want to use this opportunity to congratulate them on this reunification."

Lapid's newly formed Yesh Atid party was polling of 11 Knesset seats upwards, had elections been called for early September, as had been expected until early Tuesday morning.

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