At the meeting of the parliamentary faction «Likud«, Netanyahu said that Silvan Shalom has made him aware of his decision to resign was dictated «very sad circumstances». The leader of the Likud party said that Shalom made the right decision.
Benjamin Netanyahu also spoke at the meeting of the faction on the need to expedite the conduct of the primaries, as this, according to him, will help strengthen the party and government coalition.
The head of «Likud» has insisted that the primaries held no later than February 23. Netanyahu said that the question of the postponement of the primaries he will put to the vote the party Center next week.
Radio station «Sieves Beth» notes that the decision of the head of the opposition Isaac Duke to speed up intra-party elections to the «labor party», is a response to the decision of Netanyahu to expedite the primaries in «litude». At the meeting of the parliamentary block «the Zionist camp», the Duke declared the beginning of preparation for preschedule parliamentary elections which, according to him, will take place in 2016. In particular, Isaac Herzog said that he told the party the CEO Gilad Rabinovich to begin preparations for the opening of the campaign headquarters to conduct primaries that will precede parliamentary elections.