The Likud on Thursday responded to former president Shimon Peres's endorsement of Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog for president, saying that the move did not come as a surprise.
"Shimon Peres is obviously a typical left-winger who supports Buji [Herzog] and [Zionist Union co-leader] Tzipi [Livni], the party stated.
"Peres is the architect of the Oslo Accords, he was an ardent supporter of the disengagement [from Gaza], and he supports withdrawing from Judea and Samaria. This is exactly what Buji and Tzipi, as the leaders of a left-wing government supported by the Arab party, would do," the Likud statement read.
"Only a vote for a big Likud, and the closing of the gap between Likud and the Labor party, will prevent the formation of a government that will make concessions that will allow for the establishment of a second terror state in the heart of Israel," the party added.