Leading opposition party Kadima called once again on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to make the proper decisions that will facilitate the continuing of peace talks with the Palestinians. The comments came in an official announcement released Saturday in the wake of Palestinian statements that they would leave the negotiations if Israeli building in West Bank settlements continues.
Opposition leader Tzipi Livni said in the statement that "Netanyahu knows the possibility of making decisions that will ensure continued negotiations is in his hands and that Kadima will support any decision that facilitates the talks and strengthens Israel's security interests."
Livni added that a "blow up" of the talks would have grave consequences for Israel and that Kadima would fight the implementation of decisions that could potentially derail negotiations.
"Netanyahu must choose [to act in] the real long-term interest of Israel rather than in his own personal political interest," Livni stated.