Livni Blasts Netantahu for ‘Lying’ about Peace Commitment

MK Tzipi Livni (Zionist Union) attacked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday accusing him of having no interest whatsoever in negotiations with the Palestinian Authority. 

During an interview on Nissim Mishal's Non-Stop Radio program, the former justice minister asserted that "Israel's problem at the moment is that Netanyahu decided he's had enough of negotiations at a political level." 

"He built the government he wanted," Livni continued, "in which no one wants to go to negotiations."

Addressing specifically Netanyahu's remarks to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini on Wednesday, in which he stressed his commitment to peace and a two-state solution, Livni argued it was purely a political maneuver. 

"He said a few words, because he understands the world won't accept otherwise, and so we're on the way to a diplomatic intifada."

Livni, the head negotiator in charge of Israel's last failed attempt to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians, also claimed PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas was taking advantage of Netanyahu's failings. 

"Abu Mazen also understood Netanyahu's weakness on the international front, so he prefers to turn to the UN Security Council, The Hague and the Vatican to get more and more recognition, without paying the price we've demanded from him."

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/195700

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