Mofaz defends move to bring Kadima into ruling coalition

May 14, 2012 16:02


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Vice Premier Shaul Mofaz on Monday defended his decision to bring his Kadima party into the governing coalition, saying that he believes most of the public supports the decision.

Speaking at a Kadima faction meeting, Mofaz supported Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for sending a positive letter to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, adding that Netanyahu want to restart negotiations without preconditions.

Mofaz also said that the coalition will pursue legislative reform, particularly with regards to finding a replacement for the Tal Law. He said that there were a number of bills on the coalition's agenda that did not fit in with Kadima's ideology, and that he would fight with all his strength against these. "We respect the rule of law and defer to the decisions of the Supreme Court," he said.

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