Herzog: UK Parliament vote to support Palestinian state is Netanyahu's failure

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October 14, 2014 09:20

Israel must work for a diplomatic solution to avoid international condemnation, opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Labor) said Tuesday, after the British Parliament voted to call for its government to recognize a Palestinian state.

"This is another echoing failure from [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and [Foreign Minister Avigdor] Liberman. A cold wind is blowing toward Israel from every corner in the world, but they refuse to deal with the hard facts and are bringing a diplomatic storm," he said.

Herzog added that if he were prime minister, he would adopt the Arab Peace Initiative, as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggested on Sunday.

"Netanyahu prefers to confront the whole world, from [US] President [Barack] Obama to other friends, in order to distract the public from his failure in lowering the cost of living and housing," Herzog stated.



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