In a last-ditch effort to pass the 2-percent electoral threshold and enter the
next Knesset, Kadima unveiled a new strategy at a sparsely attended Tel Aviv
press conference on Wednesday, rebranding itself as a party focused on
In its campaign advertisements, Kadima will highlight the
military expertise of party chairman Shaul Mofaz and MKs Yisrael Hasson, Yohanan
Plesner and Doron Avital. The party will call for equalizing the salaries of IDF
soldiers, who make NIS 352 a month, with those of kollel students, who the party
claims can make up to NIS 3,400 from governmental benefits.
burden of service is equalized, we can equalize the public funding and stop this
humiliating situation,” said Plesner, who wrote two controversial reports over
the past two years on how to draft yeshiva students.