Livni slams gov't, praises Kadima in faction speech

Livni slams govt, prais

Ahead of her speech at the opening session of the Knesset's winter session, Kadima chairwoman and opposition leader Tzipi Livni attacked the government and praised her party in an address to her faction on Monday afternoon. "In the previous session, the government tried to trample anything that moves in an attempt to realize its only goal - survival. In an obstinate struggle, we managed to prevent these processes... which also gives us the strength to continue the struggle this session," the opposition leader said. Livni proceeded to quote faction chairwoman Dalia Itzik, who told Army Radio on Monday morning that "Kadima is not an opposition to Israel; it's an opposition to [Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu's government." In the upcoming session, Livni elaborated, Kadima will prioritize issues such as changing the governing system and certainly "continue our battle against the peculiar decrees burdened upon the shoulders of Israelis citizens, especially the middle-class, which finds itself constantly paying for all the coalition's needs."