Following Shas's announcement that it planned to endorse Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu in the upcoming elections, Kadima leader Tzipi Livni said that Likud and Shas was one "package deal." "There was a deal between Bibi and Shas even before the elections were declared and it's clear that it still stands today," said Livni in a speech to 350 students at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. "To Shas and all the other parties, it's clear that I cannot be extorted. The choice is between Likud and Eli Yishai, or us - Shas and Likud is a package deal." Livni went on to claim that Likud and Shas would prevent any diplomatic process, would not create social cohesion, and would prevent unity and common bonds. "This partnership was born in sin and today it has come out. Bibi and Shas. The public has to decide what it wants," added the Kadima leader.