Skip to comments.Livni: Bennett Speaks for 'Settlers' - Not the Common Israeli
Posted on 01/20/2014 7:07:13 PM PST by Eleutheria5
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni sharply criticized Economics Minister Naftali Bennett Monday, after the Jewish Home party leader remarked at a faction meeting that a Palestinian state would "crush" the Israeli economy.
"The Economics Minister must decide if he represents the Israeli people, or just the residents of isolated settlements," Livni insisted.
"In these trying times, when both left-wing and right-wing businessmen are deeply concerned about the future of the Israeli economy, the person in charge of that economy actually prefers to listen to extremist Rabbis," Livni claimed.
"The role of a responsible, Zionist leader is not to side with policies that isolate Israel and damage the economy and every Israeli citizen, but instead to push for a political agreement which could advance Israel's status in the international community, strengthen Israel's economy and security, and secure a Jewish, Democratic state."
Earlier Monday, Bennett had stressed Israel's need to maintain its borders and independence for economic growth, despite mounting pressure from the European Union and others...
During his speech, Bennett demonstrated on a map what the borders would look like if Judea and Samaria were given to the Palestinian Authority (PA), showing that the region provides access for missiles to fall on the center of Israel, especially the Tel Aviv area.
"Imagine if just one missile per day fell on Herzliya Pituah, what that would do to Israel's economy. If even one plane which was supposed to land at Ben Gurion Airport crashes (due to terrorism) per year, it would crush the Israeli economy," he elaborated.
"We have had economic pressures placed upon us - I'm not denying it," Bennett fired. "There may be a budding boycott movement, but why should we give away our land because of it? Why should we divide Jerusalem because of that?"
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and Livni speaks for whom, exactly?
all the anti-Semites who are trying to attack, subvert, undermine, weaken, or just kill Israel off outright...
(for goodness’ sakes, Israel sure lets its “internal enemy” shoot their collective mouths off (and so much of the mass media is so very happy to feature favorable or approving or at least non-critical stories all about anybody who is against Israel or America or the Jews or the Church or Christians anywhere it seems.......)
so I guess we are gonna keep getting the privilege of reading or hearing or viewing all this krap, whether form ObamaKerry or from the world’s IslamoNazi terrorists or from those suffering from JSS (Jewish Suicide Syndrome).