Nitza Kahana of the Likud party's central committee said, Thursday, that the committee chairman who is scheduled to be elected in the next few days will bring the committee back to center stage. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, the activist from the Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) faction said the party is democratic and the committee is authorized to make certain significant decisions but the committee has been paralyzed for lack of a chairman.
Kahana said party chairman and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu prefers it that way so that he can operate without critical supervision. She said the various institution heads are cooperating with Netanyahu, but the committee should work separately so it can express party policy on political matters such as agreement with or opposition to establishment of a Palestinian Authority State. Kahana expressed her support for Michael Puah's candidacy against Netanyahu associates, explaining that it would make the party more fair and transparent.