Skip to comments.Netanyahu Before the Election: Livni Won't Lead Peace Talks
Posted on 02/21/2013 4:16:16 PM PST by Eleutheria5
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will allow Hatnua chairwoman Tzipi Livni to lead the peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, as part of the coalition agreement between the two, but just several months ago Netanyahu made statements that said exactly the opposite.
During the election campaign, Netanyahu had reportedly made clear to several of his senior staff that no talks were taking place with Livni or other members of her party, and that the chances of her joining the next government with him as Prime Minister were nil.
Livni managed the negotiations with the Palestinians poorly, Netanyahu was quoted in December as having told ministers. Her entire stance is wrong and unacceptable to me.
Erdan made it clear that he was speaking on behalf of Netanyahu, saying that Netanyahu had personally assured him that Livni "will not take part in any negotiations with the Palestinians."
Livnis rushing to join Netanyahus coalition appears odd, since she claimed, when she formed her party, that she had returned to politics to replace Netanyahu. She has always tried to project the image of standing by her principles, one of which was not to do what she has just done.
She also criticized Netanyahu over everything during the campaign. In one instance, she slammed Netanyahu after he criticized PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for meeting Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal.
Instead of reprimanding Abbas in order to convince the Israeli public prior to the elections that there is no hope for peace, Livni said at the time, Israel should demand and rightly so that any agreement between Abbas and Mashaal will recognize Israel and cease violence and terrorism.
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Incidentally, the late (hon) Judge Robert Bork said the Israeli Supreme court is the worst judiciary in the civilized world. With the prosecution of Lieberman and the probable threats against Bibi, we know what Judge Bork meant.
I don’t believe Bibi’s been “turned” by any threat of charges. He sold out Hebron. He’s been destroying outposts for years, using Ehud Barak to do his dirty work. Now he has just teamed up with the most recklessly stupid person on the face of the planet besides Shimon Peres, rather than have Naftali Bennett in his coalition. His rival Feiglin had this to say:
Feiglin: I Hope Likud Will be in Bibis Coalition
Face it. Smell and drink the coffee. Bibi is a fake.
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