Netanyahu calls on Olmert to fire Minister Raleb Majadle

Likud chairman and opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday called on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to dismiss the Minister of Science, Culture and Sport Raleb Majadle from the government for boycotting Sunday's cabinet meeting in protest of the Gaza operation. Netanyahu also called on all Israeli citizens, Arab and Jewish, to "remain loyal to the state of Israel during this just war against our enemy." Netanyahu spoke at a special Knesset session also attended by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak.