Opposition holds Netanyahu responsible for Kerry's failure

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN, JPOST.COM STAFF
June 30, 2013 18:14

Opposition members held Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responsible on Sunday for US Secretary of State John Kerry's failure to reach any substantial progress in his efforts to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

"Netanyahu must come to the Knesset to explain why Kerry left without a breakthrough," Labor MK Isaac Herzog said. "He needs to tell the public what concrete steps he is willing to make to bridge the gaps and start direct talks with the Palestinians."

Meretz chairwoman Zehava Gal-On accused Netanyahu of failing to "handle the situation smartly."

"He insists on holding a ticking time bomb in his hands instead of dismantling it. The fact that people like [Deputy Defense Minister Danny] Danon are rejoicing should worry every sane Israeli who is concerned about the country's future," she said.


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