Minister Silvan Shalom (Likud) participated in the Jerusalem Conference today where he spoke about the sparring match between Likud and Jewish Home that has been playing out in recent weeks.
He said that he did not think a political war between right and left would benefit anyone and said such a war in the national camp would be even more detrimental. "We must find a way to understand there will always be an elder son," said the minister, referring to the majority party, Likud-Beytenu, "and there will always be little children," referring to the Jewish Home party, adding, "It does not mean that one is better than the other," but rather there must be mutual respect between both camps.
Minister Shalom claimed to be learned from what happened in the past, saying that the country should not pay attention to assaults from against Binyamin Netanyahu, claiming he is a leftist. "In 1992 Shamir went to the Madrid Conference and the notion that he was a leftist was resurrected, which led to his fall from power and instead we got Rabin," said Shalom.
"We knocked him down and what did we get? We got Ehud Barak, and the division of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. "