The leader of the opposition in Israel, Tzipi Livni, has made a scathing attack on the Israeli government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu. She accused him of breaching trust and said that he lacks political leadership. The Kadima Party leader believes that the Israeli government does not listen except during periods of political hardship "when the Jewish state loses its strength and becomes weak".
According to the head of Kadima's parliamentary bloc, Dalia Itzik, Netanyahu is the Prime Minster who has raised more taxes than any of his predecessors. She accuses the current coalition government led by Netanyahu of being "the worst" that the country has ever had.
In response to such statements, the Likud MP Ophir Okonis said, "The Israeli public is still traumatised by the three years of political, security and economic failure led by Kadima," adding that the Israeli electorate "dismissed Kadima before choosing Netanyahu as its successor".