Labor Chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich has invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a public, televised debate. On her Facebook page, Yachimovich wrote that "the time has come for a public debate on all the important issues upon which the citizens of Israel must decide."
Yachimovich also wrote, "televised debates are acceptable throughout the Western world. Election campaigns and slogans may be an unavoidable necessity but they do not replace real, democratic expression – public debates. (Moran Azulay and Tzvika Brot)