Slimy Shimon strikes again?
Israel's Channel 2 television reported over the weekend that former President Shimon Peres was behind Yair Lapid's Sabbath press conference
. According to the report, Peres has urged Lapid and Tzipi Livni to try to topple Prime Minister Netanyahu's government
The report said Peres had relayed a message in closed conversations to Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid that he should quit together with Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni. If both parties would leave Netanyahu's government, it could stay together if haredi (ultra-Orthodox) parties would join, but elections would be the most likely scenario.
"The Netanyahu government has reached the end of its path," Peres was quoted as saying. "It did not meet my expectations and did not advance the diplomatic process." Sources close to Peres, Lapid, and Livni did not confirm the report.
As a former president, Peres is now more free to criticize Netanyahu than when he was president, a post seen as statesmanlike and apolitical.
Peres has never been statesmanlike and apolitical. I don't think he knows what those words mean.
Labels: Binyamin Netanyahu, Middle East peace process, Shimon Peres, Tzipi Livni, Yair Lapid