Kahlon talks politics: 'I won't miss an opportunity for peace'

Labor party reports progress in talks with Hatnua on the possibility of running in the next elections on a joint list in a Center-Left bloc.

December 5, 2014 22:24
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Moshe Kahlon

Moshe Kahlon speaking at a Tel Aviv pub, December 5, 2014.. (photo credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI)


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Former popular Likud minister Moshe Kahlon, who is expected to contend in the upcoming March elections under the ballot of a new party, opened the floor to some of his political viewpoints on Friday.

The former communications minister said he associated with a political position at "the Center and slightly Right-leaning," The Jerusalem Post's Hebrew-language sister publication Ma'ariv reported.

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Speaking to a forum at a Tel Aviv pub, Kahlon said he would take measures to achieve lasting peace with the Palestinians, including moves such as land swaps.

"I will not hesitate to concede territory for real peace. I will not miss an opportunity for peace," he asserted to the young crowd.

While he has yet to register a party, or build a Knesset list, Kahlon said he would be open to cooperating in a future government with his former Likud party, currently headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Kahlon stepped away from politics in 2012 and did not run in the 2013 Knesset elections.

Meanwhile, the opposition's leading Labor party reported progress in talks with Hatnua, lead by recently dismissed justice minister Tzipi Livni, on the possibility of running in the March 17 elections on a joint list as part of a Center-Left bloc.

Labor head Isaac Herzog met with Livni on Friday for discussions on the possibility of running together.

The two are set to continue talks in Washington, where they were traveling to participate in the Saban Forum, Ma'ariv reported.

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