Founded in 2012
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.
Before the 2015 elections, Hatnua joined the Labor Party and ran in a joint list under the name Zionist Union. The joint list came second in the elections (24 seats), but the cooperation came to an end before the next elections in 2019. Following weak public support Livni announced that the party will not run in these elections.