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Jewish Home Unfazed by Lapid's Threat
Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/13 | Gil Ronen

Posted on 12/08/2013 12:45:10 PM PST by Eleutheria5

The Jewish Home party responded coolly Sunday to a thinly veiled threat by Finance Minister Yair Lapid, the head of the Yesh Atid party, to remove the Jewish Home from the Coalition and replace it with another party if negotiations with the Palestinian Authority (PA) make progress.

"The person who assembles the Coalition is the prime minister," said Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked, "and he will decide who will be in the Coalition."

When she was asked by Channel 2's reporter about the negotiations with the PA, Shaked replied, "As we have already said in the past, as long as there is just talk, as long as there are no retreats or far reaching concessions, we have no objection to this."

"If I am not mistaken, Lapid himself said that Jerusalem must not be divided," she added, "and we also think so; that is why we have no problem with the fact that they are progressing at the moment in the negotiations, in talking."

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (Hatnua), who heads the Israeli negotiation team, was pleased with Lapid's statement. "It is a pleasure to hear that Minister Lapid understands, today, that there are some things that are more important than political alliances, and the diplomatic situation is the most important among them," she said. "Every strong, clear voice in the Coalition that supports the peace process is important and vital for our fate here."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bennet; israel; lapid; livni; threat; waronterror
"I congratulate Lapid , who has joined the sane, Zionist voice that wants a Jewish and democratic Israel," Livni added...

Well, sane excludes her.

1 posted on 12/08/2013 12:45:10 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Peace is impossible.

Someone forgot to remind Yair Lapid he is not the Prime Minister. If he does not like the government’s policy, he is of course free to quit.

But then Shas would probably replace the Yesh Atid ministers.


2 posted on 12/08/2013 12:53:01 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

And that would be simply awful./sarc


3 posted on 12/08/2013 1:41:06 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
"The person who assembles the Coalition is the prime minister," said Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked, "and he will decide who will be in the Coalition."


Not guilty!
4 posted on 12/08/2013 1:54:28 PM PST by Ranald S. MacKenzie (It's the philosophy, stupid.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Bibi is unfortunately weak. He caved by handing over holy Hebron to the Arab rats in his first go as PM. He screwed up by naming serial traitor Tzipi Livni to head up Israeli appeasement efforts.


5 posted on 12/08/2013 2:04:40 PM PST by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: montag813

Do you see any worthy candidate on the political horizon ready to replace Bibi? I don’t keep up with Israeli politics as I need to. Seems that Israel has only a few choices of alliance with shifty and shallow present day America, or forging stronger business deals and defense materials deals with Saudi Arabia, where it is still fashionable to publicly state one’s hate of Jews. One may call this a Hobson’s Choice; take it (”it” being a phony and expensive Olive Branch) or leave it.


6 posted on 12/08/2013 3:20:48 PM PST by lee martell
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