Olmert briefs NU-NRP leaders on Shalit

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert invited National Union-National Religious Party leaders Benny Elon and Zevulun Orlev to his Tel Aviv office for a security briefing on Tuesday In a meeting that lasted more than an hour, Olmert briefed Elon and Orlev on the IDF's operations in the Gaza Strip, efforts to prevent Kassam rockets, and matters related to the kidnapping of IDF Corporal Gilad Shalit. Olmert asked the MKs not to reveal the content of the meeting. Orlev and Elon questioned Olmert's policies but gave full support to the military maneuvers. "The IDF is at war and this obligates us to display more national responsibility," Orlev said.