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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:42 PM

Benjamin Netanyahu's Israel Coalition Partner Rules Out Peace With Palestinians



By Reuters
Published February 09, 2013.

JERUSALEM Israel has no chance of signing a permanent peace accord with the Palestinians and should instead seek a long-term interim deal, the most powerful political partner of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday.

The remarks by Avigdor Lieberman, an ultranationalist whose joint party list with Netanyahu narrowly won a Jan. 22 election while centrist challengers made surprise gains, seemed designed to dampen expectations at home and abroad of fresh peacemaking.

A spring visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories by U.S. President Barack Obama, announced this week, has stirred speculation that foreign pressure for a diplomatic breakthrough could build - though Washington played down that possibility.

In a television interview, ex-foreign minister Lieberman linked the more than two-year-old impasse to pan-Arab political upheaval that has boosted Islamists hostile to the Jewish state.


Read more: http://forward.com/articles/170850/benjamin-netanyahus-israel-coalition-partner-rules/#ixzz2KXiVCOdI

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Purveyor Feb 2013 OP
Jefferson23 Feb 2013 #1
Purveyor Feb 2013 #2
Jefferson23 Feb 2013 #5
Scootaloo Feb 2013 #3
oberliner Feb 2013 #4
Purveyor Feb 2013 #6
oberliner Feb 2013 #9
LeftishBrit Feb 2013 #8
shaayecanaan Feb 2013 #10
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #7

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:50 PM

1. Two schmucks side by side. n/t

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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:00 PM

2. I wonder what 'stunt' these two are cooking up for the President's visit on his way to Jordan and

the West Bank?

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:16 PM

5. I don't know but one stunt I'd like to see happen is for Israel to have Lieberman under arrest

before Obama arrives.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:14 PM

3. Huh. I thought he'd resigned. Did I miss something? n/t

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:15 PM

4. He's not Netanyahu's coalition partner

In fact, he will most likely not be in the cabinet at all due to the charges he is facing.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:36 PM

6. Ok. Ally then. AP: Netanyahu Ally: Peace With Palestinians Impossible

JERUSALEM February 9, 2013 (AP)
A powerful partner of Israel's prime minister has called peace with the Palestinians "impossible," saying the conflict between them and Israel can only be "managed."

--CLIP
Lieberman resigned as foreign minister two months ago after he was indicted for breach of trust in a fraud and money-laundering case. He remains a powerful lawmaker and Netanyahu's top political ally.

MORE...

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/netanyahu-ally-peace-palestinians-impossible-18450897

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:19 AM

9. OK

But he is not currently in the cabinet - and may end up in jail.

By the way, I noticed you changed your avatar. Have you soured on Hillary?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:31 AM

8. True, and great; but his party is currently in formal alliance with Likud

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Response to oberliner (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:25 PM

10. Yes, he is...

although his party ran on the same joint list, the two (Likud and Yisrael Beteinu) are still separate parties. Therefore they are two parties in coalition, and you are wrong.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:55 PM

7. Why does Fibi appear to be coated in oil?


Slippery lil man.

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