Sources close to kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit's family denied a
report in the Jerusalem weekly Zman Yerushalayim over the weekend that
they were considering forming a political party ahead of the next
The report said the family was upset that a rally held to mark
the 1700th anniversary of Schalit's abduction received little media
attention and that they realized that the only way for them to achieve
political power was to form a one-issue party headed by Gilad Schalit or
to persuade thousands of people to register to the Likud in order to
pressure Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu from inside the party.
newspaper stood by the report on Sunday.