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  8/28/2007, Elul 14, 5767

Saar: Yisrael Beiteinu and Shas Must Bring Olmert Down


Likud Faction Head MK Gideon Saar responded to news of a meeting between Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Fatah Chief Mahmoud Abbas saying that the Yisrael Beiteinu and Shas parties have an obligation to bring about the fall of the Olmert government.

“Yisrael Beiteinu and Shas must stop behaving like ostriches and bring about the fall of the Olmert government before the completion of the process of signing a document of a declaration of principles and the international conference in November, which will minimize the maneuverability of every future Israeli government,” Saar said.

The faction head added that it is dangerous to negotiate with Abbas when the Fatah chief cannot even provide the minimum required of him under previous agreements and while rockets continue to fall on Israeli towns. He accused Olmert of refusing to learn the lessons of the disastrous results of previous withdrawals.