Yacimovich: PM 'modeling' peace process to impress Obama

February 27, 2013 11:15


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Labor party leader Shelly Yacimovich said Wednesday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was merely "modeling" a diplomatic process with the Palestinians to impress US President Barack Obama and had no intention of pursuing a "real peace process."

Speaking in an interview with Israel Radio, Yacimovich suggested that the coalition agreement signed between the Tzipi Livni Party and Likud Beytenu was motivated by "political survival," and not ideology.

Yacimovich stated that their was a "massive gap" in the positions of Labor and Netanyahu and that it would take a complete turnaround in the prime minister's positions before Labor would consider joining a Netanyahu-led coalition.

"If Netanyahu changes his positions, we will reconsider the situation," Yavimovich told Israel Radio, adding that she did not envision such a scenario taking place.

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