Noam Shalit said he would not involve his son, freed soldier Gilad Shalit, or the rest of his family in his run for the Knesset.
Shalit held a news conference Tuesday, a day after announcing that he would run for a spot on the Labor Party's list for the next election.
Labor Party leader Shelly Yacimovich appeared with Shalit at the news conference at the party's headquarters in Kfar Saba. Yacimovich told reporters that she had asked Shalit to run after they had discussed the possibility for the last month.
More than five ears after he was seized by Hamas militants, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit may be on the verge of going home, and more than 1,000 Palestinian militants may be the price.
The deal could include a range of notorious prisoners including Marwan Barghouti, who is serving multiple life sentences in Israel for terrorist attacks, Ahmad Sadat of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Ibrahim Hamed, former Hamas commander and plotter of the 2002 terror bombing at the Moment cafe in Jerusalem, Haaretz reported, citing Arab-language media.