Opposition leader Tzipi Livni said Monday that, "This is a
bad day for the Netanyahu government but I believe that this is also a
hopeful day for Israel."
Speaking after Defense Minister Ehud Barak and 5
other MKs' split from the Labor party Monday, Livni added that: "Today, more clearly than ever, we have seen which
representatives are users of shady political wielding, and which are our
representatives of truth. Netanyahu's government is a narrow government
that falls apart from within, lacking any other choice, due to
political decay and an absence of either a vision or path."
"Kadima calls today again and out loud, crystal clear and stronger than ever, for elections," Livni told at a Kadima meeting.