Labor Party Chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich used her Facebook page to call on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to engage in a public debate.
In the letter, which she sent to Netanyahu and then published on her Facebook account, Yachimovich wrote, "The time has come for a publicl debate, in front of the nation, on the important issues which face the Israeli citizens."
"I invite you to a televised debate, as is accepted in the Western world, and as was common in the past in Israel," wrote Yachimovich. "The public is entitled to it, and we should be committed to it, to discuss poignant, real topics, of our two world views on issues facing the voters. The only true choice (for voters), is between you and I, between Likud Beiteinu and Labor."