Opposition leader MK Tzipi Livni said, "This is not the end for Tzahi's political activity," in a statement released Tuesday.
The statement was released in response to the Jerusalem Magistrates Court's ruling Tuesday morning that the crimes which Kadima MK Tzahi Hanegbi was convicted of involved moral turpitude. The ruling forces Hanegbi to leave the Knesset immediately, although he will be able to run for a seat in the next Knesset.
Livni said, "I believe that at the end of his suspension, [Hanegbi] will continue contributing his skills and abilities to the State of Israel."
She added, "Hanegbi accepted responsibility for his actions and behaved in a way befitting of a public figure throughout these proceedings, and he deserves credit for that."