Linvi: Gov't failed in talks with PA to prevent UN bid

The government should have had talks with the Palestinians in order to prevent the unilateral UN bid for a non-member observer state, former Kadima head Tzipi Linvi told Israel Radio on Friday.
Livni, who is running for the 19th Knesset with a new list named "The Tzipi Livni Party", called the Palestinian UN move a "strategic terrorist attack" and said Israel will be weakened in any future negotiations with the Palestinians as a result of the move.
"The gap between the government's threats to the Palestinians [and its actions] resulted in legitimacy for Hamas following the Gaza operation and now, also, in legitimacy to the Palestinian Authority in the UN," Livni told Israel Radio.
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