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.