Sources in Tzipi Livni’s Hatnua (Movement) party issued a statement Tuesday criticizing rivals MK Shelly Yechimovich of Labor and Yair Lapid of Yesh Atid. Both Labor and Yesh Atid will prevent Israel from reaching a peace deal, they accused: Labor by refusing to join the coalition, and Yesh Atid by joining too quickly.
“Hatnua headed by Tzipi Livni is the real choice for those who want an alternative. She is the only one who can stand up to Netanyahu and present an alternate view, with experience,” party sources said.
“Yechimovich, who is in the grasp of pressure and hysteria, should really leave diplomacy to those who understand it,” they added.