'Kadima is the Most Corrupt Party in Israel'
Kadima Minister Meir Sheetrit declared Wednesday that the recruitment of members to Kadima is even more corrupt than "in the blackest days of the Likud." Danny Danon, head of World Likud, explained in an interview to Israel National News that when Kadima was formed, its founders presented it as a "clean" party: "Ariel Sharon, Tzipi Livni and Shaul Mofaz said that this would be a new party with new ethics," Danon said. "What we are seeing today is that Kadima is becoming the most corrupt party in Israel."
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"The members of Kadima who are joining today come from union workers, from Arab villages, and you see a situation for example in the village of Arara, an Arab village in the north: nobody voted for Kadima there and all of a sudden you have hundreds of Arab members joining Kadima today supporting Mofaz," Danon noted. The same thing happened in the village of Tira, he said.
"In Kadima, the way people join the party is corrupted," he said. "In the Likud, for example, you have to be a member for 15 months in order to vote. You can pay only with a credit card or through your bank. In Kadima you pay NIS 50. You can pay with a check and it's for life. And all of a sudden you see a big organization: ministries, unions, cities – mayors forcing their employees to join Kadima now… There are 10 or 15 thousand people who joined Kadima originally out of ideology, and all the rest of it comes from people who were forced or encouraged by their union to join this party."