I have no intention of letting Sharon play the political scene as if it were his private hunting ground. With all the respect I have for him, this era is over.
All I ask is for the prime minister to explain the meaning behind delaying our meeting.
He can implement these things now, there is no need to wait until a new government is formed. Every day, it gets worse.
We don't intend to be tempted by coalition games. We succeeded as a party to raise the level of credibility of elected officials in Israel, and this is no easy task. Under no circumstances will we join a new government without it being clear what the social red lines are.
It is a clear and moral position that we cannot recognize a party that calls for Israel's destruction.
We have no intention of allowing negotiations to take place, or allowing a third party to force us to recognize an organization that openly seeks to destroy Israel.
To think of a coalition between myself and Bibi Netanyahu requires great imagination. There is no chance. There is a great chasm between us. He is a right-wing extremist both politically and economically... I will bring social justice and peace.
We have no intention to allow negotiations to take place, or let someone else force us to recognize an organization that declares it seeks to destroy Israel.
We need a moral road map toward the end of the occupation and the signing of a permanent agreement. We will not rest until we have carried out (Rabin's) way.
The Labor Party headed by me aspires to give Israel not only physical borders which will bring an end to the conflict between us and the Palestinians but also moral borders.
For the good of Israel, the date of March 7 (for general elections) cannot be delayed.
This culture of unity governments is a danger to democracy. We are being swept into an illogical political situation.
Even if there is no partner for peace with the Palestinians. I will aim for a full and complete separation.
The time has come for us to stop paying attention to the pollsters. I will prove the pollsters wrong again.
We will keep Jerusalem united and strong, with a Jewish majority and character.
The law is the law, and we need to implement it. We promise to dismantle all illegal outposts within a year of my being elected prime minister. All 105 outposts will be dismantled.
They suddenly understood that the dream of a 'whole Israel' is a dream that we paid a very high price for and ... has no chance (of being implemented).
I believe the motion ... next Monday will pass by a large majority. I hope very much that (before then) on Thursday I can reach an agreement with the prime minister.
I think that there are a lot of people waiting for the moment that someone will fight for their right to make a living with respect, to grow old with respect.
I will not agree that the health of Israel's prime minister would turn into a political issue. This is a personal matter.
The issue of public concern is not Sharon's health but the health of Israeli society.
My revolution shows that the pyramid has overturned. Social democracy is at the top of my pyramid.
Whoever wants to be in a coalition with us will have to take this into consideration. We're talking about the evacuation of 1,500 people, most of whom disregard the law and symbols of the rule of law, such as the army and police. The evacuation of illegal outposts is not negotiable, but we will certainly discuss ways of evacuation.
The problem is one day the magic is over. I don't intend to take on someone who is already in trouble.
I would also stop all funding to expanding communities there, and only continue with the minimum aid needed to maintain the communities. Instead, we should put those funds into developing the Negev and Galilee, where we can expand opportunities for our youth.
We need better services, to do more for the people. We need to remember that, with capitalism, all that glitters is not gold.
I'm letting him choose between late February and late March.
I think many in the Arab sector will support me because I think I bring some of the remedies to ... the severe feeling of growing separation between Israeli Arabs and their country. We cannot allow this.
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