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.

Election Year Votes Count Number Of Seats Share Of Votes List Of Candidates Platform
2013 189,167 6 5.0 Candidates Candidates Platform Platform

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 Tzipi Livni from her position.