Israel must stop wasting its time with "virtual" peace talks and instead focus on helping the Palestinian economy, Opposition Chairman Binyamin Netanyahu said following a meeting on Wednesday with Quartet Middle East envoy Tony Blair. "The meeting strengthened my position that the Kadima government led by [Prime Minister Ehud] Olmert and [Foreign Minister Tzipi] Livni continues to waste valuable time," he said. "Instead of wasting Israel's efforts in achieving a virtual peace which will be bad to both the Palestinians and to Israel, we need to focus on helping the Palestinians build up their economy," Netanyahu continued. "That is a policy which I will bring as prime minister. It will be good for Israel, for the Palestinians, and for peace."