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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Netanyahu to Kerry: Terrorist release would topple government

Prime Minister Netanyahu allegedly told US Secretary of State John FN Kerry that releasing another 26 terrorists would topple his government.
The pan-Arab London-based newspaper Al-Hayat has reported that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told US Secretary of State John Kerry that his governing coalition may fall apart if Israel goes ahead with the fourth planned tranche in the terrorist release that it agreed to as a “goodwill gesture” toward the Palestinian Authority.
Al-Hayat said that Kerry has asked PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas to extend negotiations even if Israel fails to release additional terrorists. Abbas, for his part, told Kerry he would not discuss continuing negotiations until the terrorists are freed, including 14 Israeli Arabs.
According to another report, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu refuses to release any more terrorists until the PA recognizes Israel as a Jewish state.
The leadership of Hamas said that Israel's refusal to carry out the fourth tranche is “a ringing slap in the cheek” to the PA. Hamas said that the way to free terrorist prisoners is by abducting Israeli soldiers – and not in a deal that involves a PA commitment not to take action against Israel in the UN.
If it was a ringing slap in the cheek (I hope it was), it was long overdue. 

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1 Comments:

At 1:57 AM, Blogger Howard Roark said...

I hope PM Netahnyahu understands that the goal of the Obama Administration isn't to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Rather the startegic goal of Team Obama is to replace Netanyahu's center right govt in Israel with a left wing one.

 

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