The Likud, a ‘mainstream’ political party, hates peace

by Yaniv Reich on December 9, 2009

Next time an Israeli tries to tell me about how much Israelis love peace, I will hold them accountable for this. The Likud, which has been one of Israel’s mainstream parties for decades, the party of the current sitting prime minister, thinks the Oslo Accords were a disaster. (Editor’s note: They were, of course, for the Palestinians, but that’s the subject of another post.)

Likud Knesset Member Ofir Akonis to Netanyahu:

“It is vital that we maintain unity within Likud, stand behind the prime minister’s leadership and not repeat past mistakes,” said the MK. “Experience has taught us that when the Right topples a prime minister from Likud, the result is the Oslo Accords or the Camp David outline, which mean a return to the 1967 borders and the dismantling of the settlement enterprise.”

Netanyahu told Likud MKs during the meeting, “The party is leading the country under difficult circumstances. Some may say that we are going to dismantle the settlement enterprise and therefore Likud should be dissolved as well, but it must be understood that the goal is to achieve the opposite.”

Related Posts:

Previous post:

Next post: