"I call on the government: You were sent to bring a better future and you failed. Step down," Opposition Leader MK Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday night.
Netanyahu addressed some thousand Likud members who had congregated in Tel Aviv Thursday night in an early Passover party event.
"True leaders need to make not only difficult decisions, but correct decisions," he said.
Netanyahu has repeated his call to hold early elections several times since the summer's war and Thursday's speech was no different: "Listen to the people: they want a different way and a better future," he said in his speech.
Clearly, the opposition leader believes that his party is the solution: "The Likud is returning to the people and the people are returning to the Likud. They are returning to us because reality has tapped on their shoulder, and our reading of reality was the correct one."
"We did our Passover cleaning already and we are the cleanest, most democratic party in Israel," he added.
Netanyahu's comments on cleanliness came less than an hour after police recommended that Likud MK Yisrael Katz be charged with fraud and breach of trust.