Daily Israel Report

MK Danon: Mofaz wants another Disengagement

Likud MK says Kadima leader is a leftist who wants a return to 1949 armistice lines.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 3/28/2012, 9:06 PM

MK Danny Danon
MK Danny Danon
Israel news photo: Flash 90

MK Danny Danon (Likud) vowed Wednesday to "expose the true face" of MK Shaul Mofaz, who was elected to head Kadima last night.

"Shaul Mofaz is an out-and-out leftist," Danon proclaimed. "Today he speaks about social matters, but his diplomatic plan is a return to 1967 borders."

The phrase "1967 borders" is shorthand for pre-1967 borders – the borders that held for 18 years after the 1949 armistice between Israel and Jordan.

"He is a Meretz man," Danon went on. "He was Defense Minister in the Expulsion and today he speaks of Expulsion Number 2. His diplomatic plan speaks of a phased retreat from Judea and Samaria."

Danon said Kadima has shown, in its short life, that it is made up of power seekers and defectors. "The switch leaders according to their mood. There have been four leaders of Likud since the state was founded. Kadima has switched four leaders in six years. Whoever fails to bring them to power – they kick him out."

Danon said that Mofaz's attempts to play up the social agenda is "reminiscent of the attempts by former Labor leader Amir Peretz to pretend that he is a security expert."  

"It seems that in Kadima, they realized it is difficult to attack the current government on the diplomatic front so they are trying to be social. It will not succeed."