Delusional, blind or just plain stupid?
Every time she opens her mouth, venom for Judaism and religious Jews
comes pouring out. This time was no exception.
Speaking to law students at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Livni
accused “radicals” of sabotaging the peace process. She also called on
Bennett not to preach to her about Jewish right to the land of Israel.
"On my way here I heard the speech of another minister in the
government, which sounded patriotic - a strong army, a people holding on
to their land,” she said, mocking Bennett.
"The argument is not an argument about a right,” declared Livni. “No
one will preach to me about who believes more about the right of the
people of Israel to the land of Israel. I believe that the people of
Israel have a right to the entire land of Israel, but the argument is
not about this issue. The question is whether the Zionist vision comes
at the price of a Jewish democratic state.”
She continued, "Part of the problem is that the average politician is
split between those who elected him - members of a party’s central
committee and ideological organizations which take control of the
parties to promote a specific agenda which is usually more radical than
that of voters - and the general public. That’s how we find ourselves
waking up once a week to read headlines about annexing the Jordan Valley.”
"The ministers are not stupid - they understand that this harms the
State of Israel, its security, that we are currently in the midst of a
process that deals with maintaining our security. But they play the
game, because they owe the radical groups within their party. So why not
also propose a bill that would forbid us from negotiating, just because
Miri Regev wants to gain a few more votes from her own party?” charged
“Those who do not make the distinction between isolated settlements
and settlement blocs are those who will ultimately send us back to the
‘1967 borders,'" she claimed. "This makes me angry because it’s deceit -
they are trying to claim that there are those who are concerned over
security and who are speaking in the name of Zionism and the land of
Israel, and the rest do not.”
"I'm angry because this is not just about political differences -
this is a case where a minority imposes its opinion on the majority for
decades,” said Livni.
In his speech earlier Tuesday, Bennett said that the words “1967
borders” have been used to conceal the true weight of the concessions
being demanded by the Palestinian Authority (PA).
Still trying to figure out why Bennett agreed to go into a government with her in the first place...
Labels: 1949 armistice lines, Middle East peace process, Naftali Bennett, Tzipi Livni