Netanyahu calls for new national elections
Opposition leader MK Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud) called on Thursday for holding new national elections after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he would resign once his ruling Kadima party picks a new leader in September.



"This government has reached an end and it doesn't matter who heads Kadima. They are all partners in this government's total failure. National responsibility requires a return to the people and new elections," Netanyahu, whose opposition party has been in the lead in recent opinion polls, told Israeli Radio.(Reuters)