TEL AVIV, Israel - Dan Meridor, 62, announced his return to the Likud party at a press conference in Tel Aviv.
With Likud chairman and opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu at his side, Meridor affirmed his place in the party he left 10 years ago, to form the short-lived Center Party.
"Likud is not an extremist party," Meridor said. "Likud is a centrist party, which was the first to make peace, despite internal difference of opinion. It is not a war party," he said.
Meridor also lauded Netanyahu's achievements during his term as finance minister in the Sharon government.
Meanwhile, MK (member of Knesset) Pnina Rosenblum, who built a successful cosmetics firm, announced over the weekend that she would also seek a place on the Likud party's list.