Sheetrit: Mofaz's failure to quit coalition is 'pathetic'

July 17, 2012 11:37
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Kadima MK Meir Sheetrit referred to as "pathetic," party leader Shaul Mofaz's failure to leave the coalition of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in response to the government's refusal to implement Kadima's recommendations on drafting a universal service bill.

Mofaz has threatened to leave the coalition several times since Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ruled to disband the Keshev Committee, led by Kadima MK Yochanan Plesner last month. The Keshev Committee was implemented to formulate a law by which haredim would be forced to serve in the IDF or perform national service.

Sheetrit told Army Radio on Tuesday that "Mofaz should have quit the Netanyahu government the day he dissolved the Plesner Committee and showed that he has no intention of passing a law on the issue."

The MK added: "The right step as far as Kadima is concerned is to leave the government - the coalition failed in the first test it faced." He added that he had been against Kadima joining the coalition in the first place. "I thought it was a bad idea, because I believed that the documents signed with Netanyahu were worthless and I said so the night the coalition agreement was signed."

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