Livni and Sarkozy
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Livni to Sarkozy: Time not on our side

Opposition leader meets French president while visiting Paris; two discuss Iranian threat, need to reignite Israeli-Palestinian peace process

Opposition Chairwoman Tzipi Livni met Thursday with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris.


The two discussed the Iranian nuclear threat and the need to reignite the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.


Livni reportedly expressed her appreciation for the role the French president has assumed in the Mideast process, as well as his position regarding possible sanctions on Iran.


"Israel does not have a coalition and an opposition when in comes to the Iranian threat," she said.


As for the Israel-PA talks, she added that "The negotiations with the Palestinian are not a favor Israel is doing to the PA or the rest of the world. It is a pivotal Israeli interest and time is of the essence and is running out."


Sources in Livni's entourage said she also expressed her objection to the European Union's impending decision on Jerusalem, saying deciding on such a sensitive matter in advance would be a mistake. 


פרסום ראשון: 12.03.09, 16:40
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