Elazar Stern quits Hatenua party

Elazar Stern quit Hatenua in a letter penned to Hatenua chairperson Tzipi Livni. Stern was critical of the way Livni merged with Herzog without making sure all Hatenua party members would be on the Labor list.

Stern is a major general in the army reserves who was active in creating the new, more liberal conversion bill. It is unclear if Stern will seek a spot on another party’s list or retire from politics all together.

Source (Hebrew): http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/661/549.html?hp=1&cat=404&loc=13