Likud MK and coalition chairman Ze’ev Elkin contacts all opposition parties not affiliated with the Arab community — including Labor, Shas, United Torah Judaism, Meretz and Kadima — with an offer to join what he calls a “Jewish unity government.”
Meretz and Labor respond in the negative.
Earlier, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for “national unity,” adding that terrorism can be defeated.
“We have to unite,” he says, “around Jerusalem, and the security of the citizens of Israel. We need to stand together.”