The Head of the Zionist Union said on Wednesday afternoon that after his party's election defeat to the Likud the "realistic
option for his party was to be in the opposition."
Herzog's Labour party formed the Zionist Union with Tzipi Livni's Hatnua party hoping that the move would result in an election result that could unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But the Likud ended up winning 30 Knesset seats to the Zionist Union's 24.
"We have proven that we know how to be a fighting opposition," Herzog said at Labor headquarters in Tel Aviv.