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Lapid: Peace process must bring about ‘fair divorce ‘ from Palestinians


Meretz & Labor leaders offer PM support in attaining a peace treaty should coalition partners abandon Netanyahu.




Finance Minister Yair Lapid expressed cautious optimism about peace talks Saturday, after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced the opening of negotiations.

Yair Lapid

Yair Lapid – Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters

“To the left we say: We must negotiate the way that is accepted in the Middle East – toughly, suspiciously, while trying to ‘sell at a high price’ and not compromise on the essential assets of the State of Israel,” Lapid wrote on Facebook.

The Yesh Atid leader’s message to the right is “we must separate ourselves from the Palestinians, because a bi-national state means the end of Zionism.

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Netanyahu: P.A. leaders think its possible to defeat Israel

PM Netanyahu says that Israel should follow Jabotinsky’s legacy to help bring peace.



The legacy of Likud ideological forebear Ze’ev Jabotinsky will help bring stable peace to Israel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Knesset Wednesday.

Prime Minister Netanyahu at the weekly cabinet meeting, May 19, 2013.

Prime Minister Netanyahu at the weekly cabinet meeting, May 19, 2013. – Photo: Emil Salman/Haaretz/pool

Speaking at a memorial session marking the 73rd anniversary of Jabotinsky’s death, Netanyahu said the Irgun and Betar founder’s realism should be kept in mind today.

“The obstacle to peace between us and the Palestinians is not just fundamentalist terrorist organizations, but the belief that it is possible to destroy the State of Israel,” the prime minister explained.

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Israel found to be the poorest of all developed countries

“Unfortunately, (Israel’s) economic plan includes things that create poverty instead of solutions to get out of poverty,” said Opposition leader Shelly Yacimovich (Labor)



Israel has the highest rate of poverty of all developed countries, according to a report released by the 33-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Wednesday.

A homeless man lies on a sidewalk – Photo: Marc Israel Sellem

The OECD found that Israel’s poverty rate stands as almost 21%.

It also put Israel at fifth place among countries with the widest gaps between rich and poor, after Chile, Mexico, Turkey and the United States, while Iceland, Slovenia, Norway and Denmark were the most egalitarian societies.

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