MK Braverman: Lieberman as FM is intolerable

Labor MK criticizes foreign minister for belittling his own government's policies instead of advancing them.

By JPOST.COM STAFF, GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
September 6, 2010 11:17
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MK Avishai Braverman (Labor) on Monday lashed out at Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman over his comments criticizing ongoing peace talks, Army Radio reported.

"It is intolerable that the minister in charge of presenting Israel's policies, speaks against its policies and belittles them," Braverman said.

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Lieberman on Sunday fiercely attacked the diplomatic process with the Palestinians that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu began in Washington last week, telling Israel Beiteinu activists in the capital that a peace deal is “unachievable.”

In a lengthy address to more than a thousand supporters at the Rimonim (formerly Shalom) Hotel, Lieberman criticized previous governments and his own for not learning the lessons of 17 years of failed diplomatic negotiations.

He said he gets asked all the time why he is against hope, and he responds that he is for hope but against illusions.

“It must be understood that signing a comprehensive agreement in which both sides agree to end the conflict and end all of their claims and recognize Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people is a goal that is not achievable in the next year or in the next generation, so any historic compromises or painful concessions won’t help,” he said.



The best that could come out of the talks was a long-term interim agreement with the Palestinians, Lieberman said.




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