Member of Knesset Yochanan Plesner informed Kadima party chairwoman Tzipi Livni, Tuesday morning, that he has decided to support Knesset member Shaul Mofaz in the upcoming primaries for leadership of the party. Plesner told MK Livni, "I admire you very much and think you ethical and worthy, but under the circumstances, Mofaz should be given a chance to lead Kadima on a renewed path."
Plesner is expected to play a senior role in Mofaz's campaign staff. He continued, "Over the past two years, I got to know MK Shaul Mofaz from close up. I was impressed by his skills to lead, to gather a group of quality people, to lead, staff work and to make decisions. In my eyes, Mofaz represents ethical leadership with military experience and understanding of social needs which are essential for leading the Israeli centrist party."