It seems that with election fever in the air, leaders of the political parties are meeting with one another and with notables in the hope of obtaining support.
On Sunday, Silvan Shalom headed a delegation visiting Rav Ovadia Yosef Shlita, taking the opportunity to explain to the Rav that Likud feels joining a new coalition is not the best way to go, but to support Likud’s bid for elections.
While Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu is meeting with other party leaders, he is not enthusiastic over the options of joining a Livni-led coalition nor does he support Labor leader Ehud Barak’s effort towards establishing an emergency government to address major issues.
Netanyahu is remaining firm in his call for elections, carrying on talks with senior political officials but apparently determined in his effort to bring about elections.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)