Lieberman: 'Bar Ilan was a really important speech'
Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israel Radio on Sunday that Prime Minister Netanyahu's 2009 Bar Ilan speech
, in which Netanyahu accepted the establishment of a 'Palestinian' reichlet between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, was a 'really important speech
' and would be the policy of the next government.
Continuing his months-long attack against Palestinian Authority
President Mahmoud Abbas, however, the former foreign minister said
Israel is content waiting for a suitable partner on the Palestinian
side. "We're willing to wait," he told Israel Radio.
"We need to
explain to the world that if there is a peace refusenik, it is [Abbas],"
Liberman added, saying a number of times that the current government,
in which he served as foreign minister, knew very well how to stand up
to international diplomatic pressure.
His comments were along the same vein as Prime Minister Netanyahu's comments to Israel Radio earlier Sunday, in which he accused Abbas of stalling negotiations.
Lieberman also denied reports that the Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu will split after the elections. The unity between the two parties has thus far been a disaster at the polls.
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