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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Pass the popcorn: Lapid threatens to leave government if Netanyahu responsible for 'peace process' collapse

Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid is threatening to leave the government if it turns out that Prime Minister Netanyahu was responsible for the collapse of the 'peace process.' He also said that he prefers a 'settlement freeze' to terrorist releases.
[O]n Monday, Lapid told JTA that he would sooner agree to freeze settlement growth than free Palestinian prisoners, as Netanyahu has done previously in an effort to advance the process. A fourth round of prisoner releases was due to take place March 29, but Israel reneged.

“I would choose, every day of the week, freezing the settlements over freeing prisoners,” he said. “But in this coalition, in this particular moment, this was the favorable option.”


“If I would think this coalition did not exhaust all options and it is our fault that the negotiation is not in progress or process, then I can’t stay in this government,” Lapid said. “We decided we’ll do everything in our power to back up the negotiations.”
Let him withdraw. I can think of 12 MK's who would go in to replace him... for a price....

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At 2:25 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Lapid assumes/pretends there was a choice between terrorist release or settlement freeze (because that way he gets to bash the right?), but this blog already showed that there's no proof of that in an earlier post entitled "MK's from Left urge Netanyahu to freeze 'settlement construction' rather than release terrorists"...


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