Labor blasts Likud on its first birthday

Ramon argued that "Netanyahu…won the elections deceitfully and must therefore go to the nation again immediately and ask for a new mandate."

Ben-Eliezer forecast "an awful bloody intifada, which will break out because of Netanyahu's policies, especially the fact that the peace process has ground to a halt." The government's Communications Minister, Limor Livnat, retorted that the peace process has lagged "because the Palestinians are not living up to their side of the bargain and we are not ready to proceed at any cost and full steam ahead no matter what the other side does."