I doubt Livni was capable of coming up with this idea by herself!
(IsraelNN.com) Tzipi Livni, head of the opposition Kadima party, announced on Monday that she is establishing a "shadow cabinet", in the tradition of British parliamentary democracy. Kadima is planning a very "active opposition" to the Netanyahu government.
The decision to form a shadow cabinet involves appointing individuals from within Kadima to head teams assigned
to monitor the activities of government ministries and to present alternative policies. The shadow "ministerial" staffs will generally be headed by Knesset members who headed the respective ministries in the past.
For her part, Livni will play the role of coordinating Kadima's diplomatic policies, what might be called a Shadow Foreign Minister to Israel's current Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman. Former Defense Minister and IDF Chief of Staff Sha'ul Mofaz will shadow Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
Monitoring Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch will be former Public Security Minister Avi Dichter. Former Treasurer Roni Bar-On will head the shadow Finance Ministry, peering over the shoulders of Yuval Steinitz, the current Finance Minister, and of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is also serving as Minister of Economic Strategy.
Former Environment Minister Gidon Ezra will follow environmental issues, shadowing Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan. The shadow Minister of Education will be former Education Ministry general manager Ronit Tirosh, monitoring the policies and actions of current Education Minister Gidon Sa'ar.
Former Deputy Immigrant Absorption Minister Marina Solodkin will follow absorption issues as they are handled by Absorption Minister Sofa Landver.
MK Yaakov Edry will follow the issue of development in the Negev and the Galilee, shadowing Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom in his role as Minister of the Development of the Negev and Galilee. Former Housing Minister Zev Boim will head a staff dealing with issues pertaining to Bedouins in the Negev, which will not directly shadow one specific ministry.