Netanyahu blasts Olmert's plan for withdrawal

An election victory by Acting Prime Ehud Olmert and his Kadima party will make it much harder to fight Hamas, Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday. "It will be a lot more difficult to defeat Hamas after four years of Olmert and Kadima," Netanyahu said in an address at the third-annual 'Jerusalem Conference,' one week before Israeli elections. The Likud leader, who is trailing badly in the polls, lambasted Olmert's plans for a large-scale withdrawal from the West Bank, especially in light of the surprise Hamas victory in January's Palestinian parliamentary elections.