With the Knesset's winter session set to begin Monday, the Labor Party announced that it was getting right “down to business” - and would present a motion to disperse the Knesset and call new elections. Labor whip MK Eitan Cabel said that the “credit that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was given for the release of Gilad Shalit has run out. Netanyahu has tried to bury the social protests against the high cost of living, and the Labor Party will ensure that this session will be the last one for the worst government Israel has ever had.”
Cabel promised that Labor, now headed by MK Shelly Yechimovich, would pay much more attention to social concerns and the needs of everyday Israelis. The Labor no-confidence motion Monday is not expected to pass.