Photo: Gil Lerner
Tzipi Livni
Photo: Gil Lerner

Livni: Extremism mustn't define our discourse

Commenting on deputy defense minister's remarks on two-state solution, justice minister says PM must decide whether to let extremists or moderates to set the tone

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni discussed the government's attitude towards the peace process with the Palestinians on Monday.


Commenting on Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon's remarks regarding the two-state solution, she said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must decide whether to let such extremist rhetoric dominate the discourse or to allow those who realize that a settlement is in Israel's interest to make the decisions.


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Danon said over the weekend that the government will oppose the two-state solution and will do everything to prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state. He claimed that most coalition members oppose the two-state solution.


Sources close to Netanyahu rejected Danon's remarks and the prime minister alluded to the matter during Sunday's cabinet meeting. "I was to stress again that the people of Israel elected us to focus on the bigger picture and not on petty politics and that's what we'll do."


Livni leveled criticism at Finance Minister Yair Lapid. "I expect Yesh Atid to be more active in this field," she said at a faction meeting. "The public needs to see that the coalition is made up of different opinions, not one that is trying to undermine the peace process."



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