Netanyahu poll challenger urges end to Israel isolation

An Israeli woman passes by a campaign poster showing Israeli MP Tzipi Livni (L) and Isaac Herzog co-leaders of the Zionist Union party on March 8, 2015, in the Israeli city of Tel AvivPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s main challenger in March 17 elections, the centre-left Zionist Union, unveiled its platform Sunday with an emphasis on ending Israel’s “diplomatic isolation”. Its two planks for the legislative polls are “to end the diplomatic isolation of Israel” and halt the rising cost of living, the alliance between the Labour party of Yitzhak Herzog and Tzipi Livni’s centrist HaTnuah said in a statement. The Zionist Union said it would rely on Arab League support for a meaningful resumption of peace talks with the Palestinians that ground to a halt in 2013.

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