Rafi Eitan calls for Feb. 10 election to be delayed by 6 weeks

Pensioners Affairs Minister Rafi Eitan became the first minister on Sunday to publicly call for the postponement of the February 10 election due to the ongoing operations in the Gaza Strip. At Sunday's cabinet meeting, he called for delaying the race by six weeks in order to take the election off the national agenda to allow the country's leaders to focus on the war. He said he believed that most of the nation agreed with him, especially the soldiers and their families. Other top politicians have expressed support for delaying the race in private conversations.