'Human trafficking in Knesset.' MK Zuaretz
Photo: Duid Vaaknin
'Unity undermines public's trust.' Ya'alon
Photo: Gil Yohanan

'28 MKs auctioned to Netanyahu'

Kadima Member of Knesset Orit Zuaretz slams party Chairman Mofaz, says 'human trafficking is taking place right in front of public'; Minister Ya'alon: Unity undermines public's trust

Internal rebellion? Kadima Members of Knesset Orit Zuaretz joined fellow MKs Shlomo Molla, Robert Tibayev and Nino Abesadze in criticizing their party for joining the government.


Zuaretz, who returned to Israel after a visit to Boston, slammed Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz on her Facebook page. "I came back from an international convention in Boston, where I presented Israel's battle against women trafficking, only to find out that human trafficking was taking place right in front of the public. Twenty eight MKs and 90,000 Kadima members were auctioned off to Netanyahu," she wrote.


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Also on Saturday, Minister for Strategic Affairs Moshe Ya'alon said that Netanyahu acted correctly by forming a unity government, but criticized the way in which it was achieved.


"These acts discourage people from being involved in politics and even voting. When leaders zigzag, it undermines the public's trust," he said during a cultural event in Ness Ziona.


'Bolshevik coalition'

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


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


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


MK 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.


Attila Somfalvi contributed to this report





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