Israel Beiteinu No. 2 slams reported Sarkozy calls to oust Lieberman

Israel Beiteinu No. 2 Uzi Landau came to the defense of his party leader on Tuesday morning, blasting comments attributed to Nicolas Sarkozy in which the French president was said to have urged Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to "get rid of" Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. "It's difficult for me to believe that a leader of a friendly country can make such remarks, but were I the prime minister, and such comments were made in my presence, I would bang on the table and protest," he said. "That's how a prime minister should conduct himself to preserve his country's honor."