Chairman Shaul Mofaz of the Kadima party said, Sunday evening, "Kadima exists, is alive and will continue to work for Israel's security in the next Knesset." Addressing about 400 party activists from around the country during a campaign meeting at party headquarters in Petach Tikva, the former defense minister said he was worried about defense and soldiers and, noting the importance of education, said he wanted to give something to the soldiers who give so much to the country. He said if the state could find money in the budget for hareidi-religious Jews, it could find money for soldiers. He said Kadima has proved it's a party of action regarding equality in the burden of national service.
Despite a fall in the polls that has seen Kadima go from being the largest Knesset faction to not having enough votes to stay in the Knesset, Campaign Chairman Yisrael Hasson called Mofaz a man of action, adding that the party will get past its difficulties without despair or frustration. Mayor Shim'on Lankri of Akko said, "We are going to surprise in these elections."