Former Communications Minister Moshe Kahlon looks to be a major player
in the March Israeli elections, as he laid out his political positions
today in anticipations of establishing a new political party.
Kahlon split off from Likud back in 2013, and says he considers his position "center, a little right
.” In contrast to the increasingly rightward shift of Likud, Kahlon is positioning himself as a pro-peace candidate who "won’t miss an opportunity for real peace
” with the Palestinians.
Even though Kahlon hasn’t officially unveiled his new party, it is
already polling as a relatively major faction for the March vote, and
could wind up a kingmaker in the battle between the right and the
Kahlon insisted that the "real Likud knew how to make peace,” and
said that his policies represent the "core Likud,” in contrast to the
current Likud leadership.