Shalom urges rivals to say they won't leave Likud

Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom who is running for the Likud leadership called on his rivals on Tuesday morning to announce unequivocally that they would not leave the Likud. "I want to hear Mofaz and Netanyahu say it," he told Army Radio. Concerned about voters leaving Likud to join Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Kadima party or Amir Peretz's Labor, Shalom said, "If chosen, I will keep Likud voters in our party."