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Livni: I Refused to Promise to Keep All of Jerusalem
arutz 7 ^ | October 26, '08 | Hillel Fendel

Posted on 10/26/2008 9:16:04 AM PDT by Nachum

(IsraelNN.com)

Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni, who is to inform President Shimon Peres today that she failed at forming a new government, admits it's because she refused a Shas demand to promise to keep all of Jerusalem.

Livni was able to reach a coalition agreement with Labor, but the Shas Party informed her late last week that it would be unable to join her government. Without Shas, Livni cannot form a government with a comfortable Knesset majority.

Shas says that Livni refused to meet its demands: Increased montly child allowance payments for large and medium-sized families, and a promise to keep Jerusalem united and Israeli.

Livni herself has admitted to both these points, taking credit not only for declining to increase child allowances, but for refusing to promise to keep Jerusalem Jewish.

Livni: For Israel's Sake, Jerusalem Must be Negotiated Kadima leader Livni - the incumbent Foreign Minister who has been leading negotiations with the Palestinian Authority - was quoted on Voice of Israel radio as having said, "For the benefit of the State, I cannot promise not to hold negotiations over Jerusalem."

A spokesman for Opposition Leader Binyamin Netanyahu, who is expected to win the coming election, said that the fact that Livni was unable to come towards Shas on its Jerusalem demand is "proof that she has no backbone or ability to withstand the pressures of negotiations."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jerusalem; livni; promise; refused

1 posted on 10/26/2008 9:16:04 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
I'm glad Shas said NO. For devout Jews, the unity of Jerusalem is a non-negotiable issue. No Jew will agree to compromise on Israeli sovereignty over the city. Now let Livni try to sell it to the voters.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 10/26/2008 9:19:10 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Nachum

hello, Bibi. we’ll need him if we get President ACORN>


3 posted on 10/26/2008 9:21:27 AM PDT by avital2
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To: Nachum

And that’s why this loser’s government will be DOA.


4 posted on 10/26/2008 9:25:12 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Nachum

About time Israel elects a prime with a set of nads who will stand up for Israel, not just placate mooselimbs.


5 posted on 10/26/2008 9:25:53 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Nachum
What the hell is wrong with Israel that they elect such anti-Israeli losers to lead their country?
6 posted on 10/26/2008 9:29:12 AM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: Nachum

Bibi’s coming back. Hope he doesn’t have to rely on Obama as a trusted friend.


7 posted on 10/26/2008 9:33:44 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Bibi is a smart guy, and he will know very soon, who is his friend and who is not. Livini was just too dumb for the job, and she does not love Israel enough.


8 posted on 10/26/2008 9:42:48 AM PDT by tessalu
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To: goldstategop
For devout Jews, the unity of Jerusalem is a non-negotiable issue.

They may be devout, but they also sound like devout Socialists, with their demands for more welfare payments.

9 posted on 10/26/2008 10:16:58 AM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813
I happen to support larger families. The Orthodox are reproducing and Israel's secular Left isn't. 10-12 kids when you do the math and know they grow up Jewish, Israel's future is secure. Besides, a lot of money is wasted in Israel on things detrimental to the country. Strengthening the family is a religious duty.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

10 posted on 10/26/2008 10:21:11 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: pnh102
What the hell is wrong with Israel that they elect such anti-Israeli losers to lead their country?

In light of what we're on the verge of doing, I hope that was sarcasm.

11 posted on 10/26/2008 2:51:10 PM PDT by Ranald S. MacKenzie (Its the philosophy, stupid.)
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Of course not, no one accused Livni of wanting to keep Jerusalem.

12 posted on 10/26/2008 4:06:13 PM PDT by SJackson (I don't believe that people should be able to own guns, BH Obama to John Lott)
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To: goldstategop
Besides, a lot of money is wasted in Israel on things detrimental to the country. Strengthening the family is a religious duty

An excellent point. Thank you.

13 posted on 10/26/2008 4:12:38 PM PDT by montag813
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To: pnh102
What the hell is wrong with Israel that they elect such anti-Israeli losers to lead their country?

Israel has a f&$ked up electoral system with multiple single-issue parties, so that it is impossible for any single party to win a clear majority, and they have to cobble together a coalition with these special interest small parties.

The U.S. is coming very close to electing a socialist loser to lead the country, what's their excuse?

14 posted on 10/26/2008 4:21:00 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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15 posted on 10/26/2008 4:21:30 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Alouette

Young people who think voting for Obama is “cool” and squishy-spined suburbanites who think that Obama will govern as a “moderate” a la Clinton and lead us to prosperity without “guilt.”


16 posted on 10/26/2008 4:23:15 PM PDT by Clemenza (PRIVATIZE FANNIE AND FREDDIE! NO MORE BAILOUTS!)
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To: Nachum

Livni is Olmert with hair. Livni you are a leftist pali sympathizer and must never be PM.


17 posted on 10/26/2008 5:09:35 PM PDT by blasater1960 ( Dt 30, Ps 111, The Torah is perfect, attainable, now and forever)
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To: Alouette

Tzipi Livni is a fool if she’s thinking of dividing Jerusalem.


18 posted on 10/26/2008 5:37:16 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Bibi’s coming back. Hope he doesn’t have to rely on Obama as a trusted friend.

Amen to that.

19 posted on 10/26/2008 5:59:54 PM PDT by Ted (http://sinema7.net - the 7 deadly sins as reflected in movies, TV, and music)
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To: Nachum

Another JINO.


20 posted on 10/26/2008 6:11:37 PM PDT by onedoug ( Barracuda!)
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To: Nachum

Please Lord, help Israel.


21 posted on 10/26/2008 8:15:37 PM PDT by 444Flyer (HELP SAVE MARRIAGE!!! Vote YES on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: Alouette; Nachum; 444Flyer; F15Eagle; Salem; T.L.Sink; JewishRighter; montag813; goldstategop

In the opinion of this Virginia Catholic, Jerusalam is non-negotiable - period. It has always been the captial of Israel and always will be. Someone a lot bigger than all these politicians put His Name in Jerusalem. Anyone that wants to give away part (or all) of Jerusalem to the Amalekstinians is poking their finger in the Eye of the Almighty.


22 posted on 10/27/2008 9:43:04 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (“Do you know the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.” - V.P. Sarah Palin)
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To: Ezekiel
Livni: For Israel's Sake, Jerusalem Must be Negotiated Kadima leader Livni - the incumbent Foreign Minister who has been leading negotiations with the Palestinian Authority - was quoted on Voice of Israel radio as having said, "For the benefit of the State, I cannot promise not to hold negotiations over Jerusalem."

Revelation 16:19 Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath.

Tick tock!

23 posted on 10/27/2008 10:49:04 AM PDT by Jeremiah Jr (What would John Lennon do?)
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