Former prime minister Ehud Olmert hailed Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz as a great leader on Sunday night, calling for voters to support his party.

According to Olmert, "Mofaz is a person that, with his talents and experience, could be prime minister. Kadima is the most convincing, believable and serious list in this election, and it is important that they have an impressive presence in any diplomatic-security socioeconomic cultural process – in every area."

Olmert avoided attacking Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at a Kadima campaign event in Or Yehuda, despite statements in recent weeks that the latter wasted billions of shekels preparing to attack Iran and that he is isolating Israel by endangering its relations with the US.

"I support Kadima and Shaul Mofaz. They will be the election surprise. There are two days left. Talk to everyone you can and try to add another [Knesset] seat and another and another and vote 'ken.' Those are letters that represent power and security," he stated.