Hatnua ("The Movement") was established in late 2012 by former Kadima leader Tzipi Livni, in advance of the elections for the 19th Knesset. Earlier in 2012, Livni lost her bid to head Kadima to Shaul Mofaz in the Kadima primaries. Shortly thereafter, she resigned from the Knesset. Her hiatus from politics, however, did not last long, and after a period of deliberation, she decided to run for the 19th Knesset at the head of a new party called "Hatnua." During the election campaign, the party emphasized the diplomatic issue, and positioned itself as the central political power that will push for renewing the peace process with the Palestinian people.
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Tzipi Livni, Amram Mitzna, Amir Peretz
Hatnua was the first party to join the coalition supporting Benjamin Netanyahu's third government. The party's representatives in the government were Tzipi Livni (Justice Minister) and Amir Peretz (Minister of Environmental Protection). Peretz resigned from his post in November 2014. Approximately one month later, Prime Minister Netanyahu fired Justice Minister Tzipi Livni from her position.
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