MK Yossi Beilin (Meretz) praised Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s speech at the Annapolis conference on Tuesday. While many MKs called on Shas and Yisrael Beiteinu to leave Olmert’s coalition following the speech, Beilin called on Olmert to force the two parties out of the coalition. Shas and Yisrael Beiteinu will be a burden and an impediment to peace, he said.
“As long as the Lieberman-Yishai coalition remains as is, it will be impossible to believe that Olmert’s intentions are serious,” Beilin said. He insisted that the Knesset has a “clear majority for peace.”