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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Livni meets with Abu Bluff in Amman

Opposition leader Tzipi Livni met with 'moderate' 'Palestinian' President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen in Amman on Wednesday, along with MK Ronnie Bar On and former MK's Tzachi HaNegbi and Haim Ramon. Livni met with Abu Mazen to urge him to 'return' to the 'negotiating table' before it's too late. Upon her return to Israel, she and her cohorts held a press conference at the Knesset, and then briefed Prime Minister Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and President Shimon Peres.
“The purpose of the meeting was to call for Abbas to return to negotiations with Israel at a time that the whole Arab world is changing and extremists are getting stronger,” Livni said. “We need to return to talks before the [PA’s] treaty with Hamas is signed.”

“Now is the time to talk, before Hamas tries to force its opinions on the PA. We must take advantage of this window before it is closed,” she added.

The opposition leader said that she did not meet with Abbas to “negotiate instead of the Israeli government,” and if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu takes steps to re-start talks, Kadima will support him.

At the same time, however, she said that the PA “must accept the Quartet’s conditions and recognize the State of Israel.”

“Both sides are responsible,” Livni explained.

The Kadima leader would not give further details of her conversation with Abbas, saying that she must meet with Netanyahu first.
I cannot remember the last time Livni met with Netanyahu before today, but I must admit that for once she seems to be behaving responsibly. The 'Palestinians' may have an idea that if Israel's opposition ever takes power, they will be better off and have less requirements in order to get their reichlet. Livni seems to have told him (and I hope that she did tell him) that will not be the case. While Kadima may be willing to give away more land and expel more Jews from their homes, the 'Palestinians' will still have to accept Israel's existence as a Jewish state even under a Kadima government (God forbid).

What could go wrong?

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