United Torah Judaism chairman MK Israel Eichler responded to outgoing Kadima MK Tzipi Livni's farewell speech in which she said she "refused to sell the country out to the hareidim."
"Europe is concerned about the increase in racist and extremist parties following the influx of foreign immigrants with hateful beliefs into their countries," Eichler said. "Hatred and racism are enemies of democracy and a threat to human freedom and the state, police say."
However, he said in a clear allusion to Livni's liberal politics, "No one dares talk about selling out the country to illegal African immigrants, and the Gentiles."
"The only racist statements are those made by Tzipi Livni, who resigned from the Knesset today," he added.
Eichler claimed Livni was "inciting against the ultra-Orthodox public again," adding that she made her remark, "As if the hareidi are foreign immigrants who invaded her country."
He said hareidim were being "pilloried" in their own homeland by domestic racists, saying "The Lord will fight for us against all our enemies, both at home and abroad."
"It is only because of the ultra-Orthodox, here in Israel, that today we are in our beloved homeland of three-thousand years dating back to God's promise to Abraham that 'to your seed I shall give the land'," Eichler claimed.
Livni resigned from the Knesset just weeks after being trounced by MK Shaul Mofaz, who wrested the Kadima party from her control.