Call for unity to oust PM

TEL AVIV. Israeli former foreign minister Tzipi Livni (pictured) has called for three centre and centre-left parties to run a joint list against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the January 22 general election.

TEL AVIV. Israeli former foreign minister Tzipi Livni (pictured) has called for three centre and centre-left parties to run a joint list against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the January 22 general election.

Ms Livni said her newly formed Hatnuah party had received positive responses from both Labour and the secular Yesh Atid party of former journalist Yair Lapid.

"I propose that the opposition form a bloc that can stop Netanyahu forming the next government," she told a campaign meeting in Tel Aviv.

The polls predict between 16 and 18 seats for Labour, between nine and 10 for Ms Livni's party and between nine and 11 for Yesh Atid if they run separately.