Netanyahu: The government has lost the faith of the people

As the Middle East Conference in Paris starts to wind down, Likud leaders came out with harsh criticism on Monday, saying that the behavior of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni during the event was shameful, and calling for the government to be replaced. "This government and all of its ministers have lost the faith of the people," Likud chairman Binyamin Netanyahu said during the Likud faction meeting. "In the legal sphere, the legal authorities will have their say; in the public sphere, the people have already said that they demand that this government be replaced." "It is unfortunate that most politicians prefer to keep their seats in the Knesset instead of doing what the people want," he added. Likud faction chairman Yuval Steinitz added his own criticism on the subject. "What happened in Paris yesterday was shameful," Steinitz said. "The prime minister and the foreign minister were both running after the Syrian dictator to try and shake his hand. Their behavior humiliated the state of Israel and the entire Jewish people."