Chairman Tzipi Livni of the Hatenu'ah party came out, Sunday evening, against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's instructions to keep the cabinet from considering a legislative move to complete a package of measures to keep debt-ridden Channel 10 television on the air. Addressing a party gathering, the former opposition leader said a certain newspaper and public broadcasting was controlled by Netanyahu. She continued, "and Channel 10 must now choose between being closed and listening to the whims and demands of the prime minister."
Livni came out, during the day, against funding for Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (Shomron) that will not be left in Israel under a diplomatic agreement with the Palestinian Authority. During a meeting with other candidates on the Hatenu'ah ballot in the January elections, she also voiced opposition to funding for "those who don't carry the burden" of military service. Livni said, "The principles of Hatenu'ah deal with changing the national priorities to priorities of peace, a new national agenda and a change to the system of government. It is on this basis that we created Hatenu'ah and and this is what we are fighting for."