The Kadima party suffered a heart attack and must now
undergo bypass surgery, MK Avi Dichter said at Saturday’s weekly Shabbatarbut
“I believe and hope that Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni will
lead the party to primaries in 2010,” he said.
During his speech, Dichter also referred to ongoing
negotiations with Hamas to secure the release of captured IDF soldier Gilad
Schalit. “I am proud to be part of a nation that brings its sons home,” he
said, “even at a heavy price.”