Knesset Member Aryeh Deri, one of Shas' leaders, spoke with Hatnua Chairwoman Tzipi Livni and congratulated her on her decision to join coalition led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. During their talk, Livni said she expects Shas to sign a similar agreement.
Deri said: "Tzipi Livni brings with her years of experience which I am sure will aid us in overcoming the challenges we face. We need a strong government which will unite the different factions of our society and not promote hatred towards the other." (Akiva Novick)