MK Amir Peretz told Army Radio on Sunday that the Tzipi Livni Party would weigh joining the new government coalition if the party was, "promised that negotiations for a political settlement with the Palestinians would occur." Peretz added, "The parties that form the government are not important but rather its guiding principles." Peretz claimed that the Tzipi Livni Party was the only party that gave top priority to a negotiated settlement with the Palestinians.
Labor MK Eitan Cabel on the other hand, told Army Radio that his party would not join the new coalition, and that his party was united behind party leader's Shelly Yacimovich's position that Labor would not join Netanyahu's government.
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