'Bolshevik camp.' MK Abesadze
Photo: Michael Kremer

Kadima MK: I'm part of Bolshevik coalition

Members of Mofaz's party criticize unity deal with Netanyahu. MK Molla: We can't promote anything anyway, all funds go to settlements

Kadima Knesset members affiliated with the party's leftist bloc leveled harsh criticism at Chairman Shaul Mofaz over his controversial decision to join the Likud-led coalition.


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"I am part of a Bolshevik coalition," MK Nino Abesadze said during a conference held at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv on Friday.


"This crazy Bolshevik camp, which includes Zeev Elkin and Tzipi Hotovely, must be stopped," said the MK, who immigrated to Israel from Georgia.


Noam Shalit at conference (Photo: Moti Kimchi)
Noam Shalit at conference (Photo: Moti Kimchi)


Fellow Kadima member Shlomo Molla, who initially considered voting against Mofaz's appointment as minister-without-portfolio and deputy PM, said "we will not be able to promote anything when all the funds go to the settlements.


"When we ask to pass legislation for children at risk, they tell us there is no money, but they always find money to build another access road to some illegal outpost in Nablus," he told the hundreds of leftists who attended the conference, which was planned prior to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to call off the September elections and sign a unity deal with Kadima.


Meretz Chairwoman Zahava Gal-On and Labor leader Yachimovich were also on hand.


Noam Shalit, the father of former Hamas captive Gilad Shalit, said right-wing politicians should have also been invited to the conference. "The center-right bloc is dominant, and it doesn’t appear this will change anytime soon," said Shalit, who recently announced his entrance into politics.


Addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Shalit said "I don’t understand what we're supposed to do with four million Palestinians. Where are they going to disappear to? We must seek a separation."




פרסום ראשון: 05.11.12, 13:16
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