Is the issue Peretz's future, or the welfare of Israel? If the latter concern is at the forefront - then Peretz should resign as DM without delay. Notice how Peretz had to beg US Sec Def Gates for more than a few minutes meeting - even Israel's allies have no confidence in him.
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from the article: Peretz aides say he should give up Defense Minister post