Hatnua Party Chairwoman Tzipi Livni said during her faction's first Knesset meeting that "everyone is talking about fig-leaves and branches. Our question is whether there'll be real fruit on these branches which Israel desperately needs. If not, we will hoist the flag from the opposition."
Livni was referring to claims that by joining the coalition, Hatnua will merely be a fig leaf to a rightist Netanyahu government. Livni added that her party will promote equal share of the burden and a social rights basic law, whether from the coalition or not. (Moran Azulay)