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New Kadima Campaign Focuses on Netanyahu-Obama

Kadima launches second part of its election campaign, says "Bibi is getting us in trouble. Also with the U.S."
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 11/8/2012, 4:46 AM

Shaul Mofaz
Shaul Mofaz
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The Kadima party launched on Wednesday the second part of its election campaign, choosing once again to attack Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

The campaign, under the headline “Bibi will get us in trouble”, focuses on the perception that Netanyahu promoted the candidacy of Mitt Romney in the U.S. presidential election.

“He will get us into a war with Iran, and now is also getting us in trouble with the United States,” said a statement by the Kadima party.

"Bibi bet on the wrong president and got us in trouble with the U.S. Israel cannot give up on the relationship with the United States because Bibi does not get along with President Obama,” continued the party.

"Israel cannot allow itself to have its prime minister become persona non grata at the White House and one does not gamble with defense.”

The party also stated that the U.S. is a true friend of Israel and that Israel must work to strengthen the relationship and renew the friendship between the two countries.

Last week, Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz introduced the first part of his party's election campaign, by accusing Netanyahu of a reckless policy vis-à-vis Iran.

"In the last four years, Netanyahu has been busy with just one thing: bombing Iran," said MK Mofaz. "Nothing else interests him. Not society, not the economy, nothing; just a messianic urge to attack and bomb the Iranian nuclear project… Anyone who has been in the Prime Minister's Office knows that this has become an obsession with him."

"Netanyahu is preparing a nuclear spring for us and wants to embroil us in war," the former Defense Minister said.

On Wednesday, Mofaz spoke with the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, and extended congratulations on the country's elections and expressed the hope that Israel and the U.S. will remain close allies during the next four years.

"Continue to strengthen ties with Israel - the U.S. is a true friend of Israel and always will be. Together we will stand as one front facing common challenges," Mofaz told Shapiro.

Mofaz asked Ambassador Shapiro to pass along a letter to President Obama, congratulating him on his victory and reinforcing the bond between the two countries.

Newest Kadima campaign: "Bibi is getting us in trouble. Also with the U.S."