During a speech yesterday, Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni invited Ehud Barak and Binyamin Netanyahu to an impromptu debate. Both her opponents, who were sitting in the audience, declined her surprise invitation.

However, the Avoda (Israeli Labor Party) was quick to respond, and this morning it came out with its own invitation for a series of 3 public debates between the 3 main party leaders.

Will Livni show its seriousness to debate? Or was it a hollow political trick?

Israelis deserve a debate!