Livni says Kadima won't exist in next election
LAST UPDATED: 06/13/2012 21:47
Kadima endorses '67 borders in new platform, slams its former leader, saying she presided over its consistent erosion.
Livni speaks at Herzliya Conference Photo: Courtesy of Kadima
Former Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni eulogized her own party at a symposium at
the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya on Tuesday night that she thought was
An Army Radio reporter taped Livni when an audience member
asked her whether or not Kadima would be part of the next government. “In the
next election, [Kadima] will not exist,” she said.
The Kadima Party
slammed Livni for her pessimistic comments over its future, saying: “Kadima does
not need advice from a woman who abandoned the party after presiding over its
consistent erosion over the span of three years.”
MK Ronit Tirosh went
further, saying that “after she slaughtered the party, she is shooting at it
from close range to verify its death.”
But MK Nachman Shai, who sat next
to Livni when she made the remarks, said her words were “taken out of context
and out of proportion.”
Livni made no effort to clarify her remarks all
day Wednesday. When she released a statement on Twitter and Facebook 12 hours
after reports came out about what she said about the party, she made no
reference to the remarks. Instead, she criticized Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu regarding Wednesday’s State Comptroller’s Report.
indicated that she thought the Likud and Kadima would run together when she said
Kadima would not exist in the next election, that possibility became less likely
on Wednesday night when the party released a new dovish diplomatic
MK Avi Dichter wrote the platform, which he will present at
Kadima’s ideological convention on Thursday at Bar- Ilan University in Ramat
Gan. He tweeted the document to his followers on Wednesday night.
endorses the creation of a demilitarized Palestinian state based on pre- 1967
lines with Israel keeping large settlement blocs via land swaps. It is purposely
vague on Jerusalem, saying that Israel would not return to pre-1967 lines in the
The platform says nothing about refugees.
issues and the pursuit of social justice will be at the top of the party’s