posted on May, 2 2012 @ 12:35 AM
Originally posted by samsamm9
Tzipi Livni, leader of Israel’s Kadima party, resigned from the Knesset on Tuesday, warning in her resignation address that Israel’s leaders
are putting Israel in “mortal danger.”
Livni warned that Israel’s current leadership, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, has destructive
approaches to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and to the issue of Iran
“Israel is on a volcano,” she said, “the international clock is ticking, and the existence of a Jewish, democratic state is in mortal
danger.” This was in reference to the persistent dismissal of Israel’s obligations under international law, continuing to expand settlement
construction in Palestinian territory and actively ward off a political settlement.
I think it becomes dangerous when the moderate voices starts to leave.
Why do we rarely hear Israelis condemning Netanyahu on ATS ?
Israeli Party Leader Resigns, Joins Crowd
Condemning Netanyahu Hawks
Published 12:56 01.05.12 Latest update 12:56 01.05.12 Tzipi Livni quits Knesset, says Israel's leaders put country at existential
Livni is hardly a 'moderate'.
She is taking her ball and going home.
I'm pretty sure if you map her rapid downward spiral it seems to parallel the development of those loose folds of skin on her neck.
BTW, in terms of factual accuracy, she is the former head of Kadima, having been edged out in recent party elections by Mofaz.
Once the initial shine wore off her perception by the Israeli public, it became obvious she had NO vision for Israel.
Just a quite strange contrarian streak where she was basically against anything advocated by Prime Minister Netanyahu, who did NOT actually win the
last election, but was tapped to form a coalition government, when Tzipi couldn't get it done in the time allowed when selected by President Peres.
Compromise is a very basic skill in all of politics, much more so in bare knuckle Israeli politics.
She is quite out of touch with the reality of the situation.
It looks like folks just got tired of her never ending grandstanding Chicken Little routine.
Besides! It looks like the PM is going to call for elections quite soon.
All predictions are that Kadima is going to get squashed.
The Israeli public seems to have finally realized that the 'Peace process' is a farce.
And a shift to the 'right' is expected by most pundits.
edit on 2-5-2012 by golemina because: typos