Thursday, July 01, 2010

Unity Among Israel's polity

Tzipi Livni: "No Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza" -Deborah Solomon

Livni: The reason for the blockade on Gaza was not to punish the Palestinians but to continue to delegitimize Hamas.

Q: Might Israel do more for the Palestinian people?

Livni: I know that there is no humanitarian crisis.

Q: Why do you say that?

Livni: The crossings are open for humanitarian needs. I suggested in the past to put cameras online, on the Internet, for the world to see all the goods entering Gaza. This was my suggestion when I was foreign minister.

Q: You're the leader of the centrist Kadima Party, which is an opposition party. Yet you don't sound very opposed to the views of the ruling party.

Livni: On the right of Israel to exist and to defend itself, there is no opposition in Israel.
(New York Times Magazine)

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