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        8/5/2011, Av 5, 5771

      Livni, Likud Trade Barbs


      Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni said, Friday, that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu refused a Kadima party bid to re-open discussion of the 2012 budget because he is not interested in changing the government's priorities but is only interested in reducing anti-government protest. Addressing a meeting of the Kadima council, the party chairwoman accused Netanyahu of selling out to the small parties in the coalition and said people are worried about their future in Israel.

      The prime minister's Likud party responded with a statement that cited Kadima for not addressing the issues it was complaining about. The statement called Kadima a hollow party that was in electoral trouble, and said that the Netanyahu government knew the real way to deal with the issues that have generated the current protests.