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  • February 23, 2013

    No breakthrough in Likud-Habayit Hayehudi talks

    Not one word is said about the pact with Lapid. Thus it is dispensable. Bennett is prepared to accept Livni as Justice Minister though is not prepared to accept her as negotiator.. I think Bennett should reverse this. Finally Bennett is stressing getting the Hareidi into the workforce rather than the IDF. With that I agree. Please vote on the new poll in right hand column. Ted Belman

    Bennett’s party reiterates objection to coalition deal giving Livni control over peace negotiations

    Moran Azulay, YNET

    The negotiation teams of the ruling Likud party and Naftali Bennett’s Habayit Hayehudi faction met Friday morning to discuss a proposal for a way to share the burden of army service by all, drafted on behalf of Likud by Professor Eugene Kandel, who heads the National Economics Council.

    A joint statement released after the meeting the sides have not reached an agreement and the gaps were still wide.

    By the end of the meeting, it was clear that if the Kandle outline remained as it is, Habayit Hayehudi would not be joining Netanyahu’s coalition.

    “The Kandle outline,” a source with the party said, “does not lead to haredi draft nor to integrating haredim into the job market.”

    Habayit Hayhudi representatives in the coalition negotiations also brought up the issue of core studies, noting that English and math should be part of the curriculum of the ultra-orthodox school system.

    Friday’s talks also focused on the coalition agreement between Likud-Beiteinu and Tzipi Livni’s Hatnua party. The Habayit Hayehudi negotiators said they would not be willing to accept the deal in its current form, as it determines that Livni will lead any future peace talks with the Palestinians.

    Party representatives told the Likud officials Livni is willing to divide Jerusalem and had already ceded Ariel. However, Habayit Hayehudi will not object to her appointment as justice minister.

    Another meeting between the Likud and Habayit Hayehudi representatives is expected to take place next week.

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  • Posted by Ted Belman @ 7:34 am | 4 Comments »

    4 Comments to No breakthrough in Likud-Habayit Hayehudi talks

    1. Livni as Justice Minister might do more harm than as peace neogtiator. In fact, whatever she does can only be harmful to Israel.

    2. Shy Guy says:

      Goldi Steiner, Founder and Chair of Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights (CILR) Said:

      Livni as Justice Minister might do more harm than as peace neogtiator. In fact, whatever she does can only be harmful to Israel.

      This just in…

    3. Brent Rubin says:

      Deja Vu, When will Netanyahu understand that the conciliatory attitude doesn’t help their cause. We all understand that Livni’s inclusion in the coalition is political as her views at least verbally in the past are to the far left. Netanyahu needs to quit playing all these polical games and deal with the issues at hand. The world is watching.

    4. Bernard Smith says:

      No Livni.No way, no time, no position. This egoist lives in a world of her own making. She can only do harm. Shame on Bibi.