Former MK Ophir Pines announced on Saturday that he intends to return to the Labor party and expressed his support to chairwoman Shelly Yacimovich.
Pines hailed Yacimovich's announcement on Thursday that she would not sit in Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government and would either be prime minister or lead the opposition.
Yacimovich congratulated Pines for his return to the party. "This is a notable expression of the awakening we see in the public following Thursday's announcement. We have to present an alternative to the government and we're doing this clearly and distinctly," she said.