Dr. Rachel Adato, the deputy head of Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Hospital for the past ten years, joined Ariel Sharon's Kadima party on Monday. Adato, a gynecologist, also holds degrees in law and business, and has advised health ministers over the past decade on women's health issues. She currently serves as the head of the National Council for Women's Health.
Adato was followed by Lior Carmel, the secretary-general of the Tzofim (Israel Scouts).
Earlier in the day, Dan Ben-David, a public policy professor at Tel Aviv University, announced that he was joining Kadima.