|Date: 11/05/2012 Time: 09:51:00 PM
Israel's newly-appointed Deputy Prime Minister Shaul
Mofaz said Friday he joined the unity government, led by Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu, in order to advance a range of "vital issues" including
the peace talks with the Palestinians.
These issues also include the Tal Law on the enlistment of ultra-Orthodox
Jews in the army as well as several political and social problems, Kadima
chairman told the Walla news website.
He made the remarks in response to criticisms he has been facing from the
opposition Labor Party since he made the decision on Tuesday; the Labor
accused him of "selling himself to the devil."
"When I made this historic move, I knew there would be criticism but I also
knew how to live with such criticisms, and how look to the future and to
what's best for Israel and its future," he added.
Mofaz also reacted to the remarks of former chairperson of Kadima Tzipi
Livni saying she tried to instigate internal divisions in the party.