Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Left Wing Israel Minister Pisses Off Palestinians

Once promoted by the New York Times Magazine as Israel's peacemaker extraordinaire, Tzipi Livni now finds that the Palestinians have rejected and banished even her. 

The Palestinians' New Enemy: Tzipi Livni - Khaled Abu Toameh

The Palestinians are angry with Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who heads the Israeli team to the peace talks, for daring to criticize PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

The PA leadership is now saying that Livni must be replaced. In an interview last Saturday, Livni announced that Abbas' positions are "not only unacceptable to us, but to the whole world, and if he continues to stick to them, then the Palestinians will be the ones to pay the price."

Livni's statement has been misinterpreted by Palestinians as a threat to eliminate Abbas. The[ir] goal is to make Abbas appear as a "martyr" who paid a heavy price for standing up to Israel and the US. After Livni made her statement, several PA officials and organizations responded by accusing her of "incitement."

The attacks on Livni correspond with a campaign being waged by Palestinians against U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Over the past few weeks, many Palestinian groups have been waging protests against Kerry's efforts. 
(Gatestone Institute)


LHwrites said...

What else is new? That they will forever stall these talks until they get everything they want, exactly as they want it, which will never happen. This all seems a waste of time and a distraction. Until they expel or disband Hamas and denounce terrorism, Israel will never be able to give all the land and concessions that they demand. They will not guarantee Israel's safety yet expect to turn back the clock and bring the layout of the land back to when Israel was so vulnerable that they were attacked. This is a losing situation. Israel can't win because of the perceived humanitarian crisis of the Palestinians, and the Palestinians cannot win because they refuse to guarantee Israel's safety and sanctity. A sad, and hard to imagine changing, situation.

Bruce said...

Your analysis is picture perfect. Please email Kerry!

B :}

John Vagabond said...

Tzipi Livni has been the most dovish of negotiators to the consternation of the Right. If even she is rejected by the very people she seeks to appease, Kerry will have to wait for his Nobel Prize.

Bruce said...

Ha...yes indeed. Kerry seems to want either the Nobel or another shot at his bosses job.