Tuesday, December 29, 2009

MK Hotobely at Likud conference: No room for Kadima traitors

(Ynet).Likud Knesset members on Tuesday evening expressed their objection to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's proposal to extend the party's membership application period in order to encourage Kadima activists to "return home".

Deputy Minister Ayoob Kara told the Likud Central Committee convening in Tel Aviv's Exhibition Park that "those who destroyed the Likud have no room amongst us."

After getting off the stage, he said, "There is no room amongst us for traitors and deserters. We will not take back those who worked to destroy the Likud."

MK Tzipi Hotovely strongly opposed the proposal and called on the Likud to leave Kadima in the opposition. "We must tell all Kadima members, your place is not in the Likud. People who voted for the expulsion of Gush Katif, people who have nothing to do with the Likud's values, belong in the opposition."

According to Hotovely, "We will only bring in people who will be ready to be loyal to the movement's values."

Hotovely went on to slam the construction freeze in West Bank settlements. "We were elected to build, not to freeze construction in Judea and Samaria," she said. "We will not accept the decision to freeze construction. It will not stop after 10 months."