Kadima MK Slams ´Bolshevik Coalition´ (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gabe Kahn 05/11/12)
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Kadima MK Nino Abesadse on Friday sharply criticized party chairman
Shaul Mofaz for "joining a Bolshevik coalition."
"I was in opposition and I followed the rules. I respected them,"
Abesadse said at a political conference staged by Israel´s left in
the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. "I would not break them. I respected that
I had to sit with the likes of Othniel Schneller."
MK Othniel Schneller is a religious Zionist member of Kadima who
resides in the Samaria community of Maale Michmas.
He has supported legislation that would mandate compensation or
alternate land grants in lieu of demolitions of established Jewish
communities in Judea and Samaria where claimants are able to prove
ownership with normative evidence in an Israeli court.
Schneller was one of the Kadima MKs who urged Mofaz to join
Netanyahu´s government after he wrested the Kadima party chairmanship
from Tzipi Livni. Livni – who as opposition leader pursued what some
critics called "opposition for its own sake" – had shifted Kadima
leftward in a failed bid to make up losses in the polls.
"I respected the rules of the game until the last minute," Abesadse
declared. "But here, this morning, after what happened this week, I
feel I am not obliged to respect the rules of the game anymore."
She added, "I have openly opposed this government and maintain that
there will be no social justice as long as Israel is building
settlements" in Judea and Samaria.
Abesadse´s remarks, delivered on the same day that the coalition met
to discuss ways of legalizing five houses in Beit El´s Ulpana
neighborhood, also underscored statements previously made by
Schneller that Kadima had ceased to be a centrist party seeking to
create an Israeli plurality and shifted to the left.
"There is no respect for Jewish groups, for the religious, for the
hareidim," he told Arutz Sheva last year. "We lost our way."
Abesadse also attacked prominent members of the Likud known for their
staunch nationalist views saying they must be stopped.
"The key is now in the hands of Elkin... in the Bolshevik coalition
that I am a part of now," Abseadse complained. "We must stop this
insane Bolshevik camp of Tzipi Hotovely and Zeev Elkin."
MK Zeev Elkin (Likud) is the chairman of Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu´s ruling coalition. Tzipi Hotovely is a freshman lawmaker
and nationalist firebrand with the Likud. Both are advocates of
annexing Judea and Samaria. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/11/12)
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