Right-wing lawmakers slam Netanyahu's 'two states' comment

July 5, 2009 19:45


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Habayit Hayehudi faction chairman Zevulun Orlev slammed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for using the phrase "two states for two peoples" during Sunday's cabinet meeting. He called upon the prime minister to stop "surrendering" to American and European pressure. "I am sorry that Netanyahu's opinions have steamrolled down a slippery slope," Orlev said. "Kadima's agenda has no majority in the current coalition." Netanyahu was also criticized by opposition MKs. National Union chairman Ya'acov Katz said that had Netanyahu said what he said at the meeting during the election campaign, he would not have won the race. "He was elected to prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state and now he declares that there is a consensus on two states for two peoples," National Union MK Arye Eldad said. "But Netanyahu knows that the only consensus now is that he is a weak leader who crumbles under pressure and will do anything to suck up the American administration."

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