Tzipi Livni, who heads the Hatnua party, attacked the right during a party convention in Tel Aviv on Thursday night.
"Those who were once wild thorns (an expression used to describe radical young people whose behavior is outside the pale and in need of being weeded out -ed.) have taken over the country," Livni charged. "Bibi, Bennett and the hareidim are leading us to the most extreme places. The Feiglins, the Hotovelys and their colleagues represent a radical ideology that aims to prevent us from reaching a political agreement and seeks to turn Israel into a religious state."
Livni added that "behind the smiling faces of some of these people there are a bunch of extremists with clear priorities which basically say 'no' to an arrangement and 'yes' to a halakha state. Hatnua is the only party which stands in front of them today and offers something else."