Meretz leader Zehava Gal-On called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to adopt President Obama's humanitarian cease-fire initiative that would lead to a permanent cease-fire.

"The agreement needs to serve Israel's security interests and the lives of the Palestinians, and also with the Palestinian Authority as part of the solution," She said.

Gal-On also called to end the bad-mouthing of US Secretary of State John Kerry.