Hanegbi repeats call for national unity government

MK Tzahi Hanegbi (Kadima) repeated his call for the establishment of a national unity government. Speaking to Israel Radio on Friday morning, Hanegbi said the unity government must be led by a prime minister from Kadima, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu. Hanegbi said that although it would be difficult for Netanyahu to agree to the formation of such a government since the polls predicted he would win a general election, there were times when such considerations needed to be put aside for the sake of strategic decisions, including the Iranian nuclear issue. He said he would not wait until September's Kadima primary, but would begin advancing the unity government idea in the next few days.