Chairwoman Tzipi Livni of the Tenua' (Movement) party criticized, Monday, Sunday's decision by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation to endorse a measure to require a 75-percent majority in the Knesset for discussing the division of Jerusalem. Addressing the party's Knesset faction, she said, "When members of the government confiscate from the government, of which they are members, the ability to support Israel's political interests and want to make a decision that says the government is not authoritzed to take care of the political interests of the State of Israel, this is unacceptable. It is made out of populism."
Stressing that nobody would teach her about loving Jerusalem and sensitivities toward the capital, she said she would appeal the committee's decision, adding, "We will do everything to protect the interests of the State of Israel and we're doing that through negotiations. I think the role of responsible ministers is, first of all, to maintain the principle that the government advances matters and then they are presented for a decision."