Katz: Likud should quit government after primary

Agriculture Minister Yisrael Katz on Thursday expressed his opinion that the Likud ministers should resign from the government after Monday's Likud leadership vote. In an interview to Israel Radio, he added that he did not intend to forfeit his candidacy in the race in favor of MK Binyamin Netanyahu or Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom. Addressing Wednesday's report in Newsweek in which Kadima's polls-advisor Kalman Geyer claimed that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon would be willing to make concessions in Jerusalem, Katz said he believed the advisor, and not the prime minister's denials.