‘Seeds of #fascism’ in Israeli politics

‘Seeds of fascism’ in Israeli politics – [http://cinemablaze.com] – With the new addition, the government’s parliamentary share from 61 to 67 seats in the 120-member parliament. Lieberman is one of Israel’s most polarizing politicians and is known for his fiery rhetoric toward the Palestinians, among others. “What has happened is a hostile takeover of the Israeli government by unsafe elements”, Ehud Barak, Israel’s most decorated soldier and a former defence minister following his spell as head of government, told Channel 10 TV. Netanyahu, however, said talks were continuing and expressed confidence that a deal with former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beitenu would be reached. Israel’s leader gave a cool reception Monday to a French peace initiative, telling the visiting French prime minister that peace can not be forged through worldwide conferences but only through direct negotiations. “I am sorry that you chose to abandon the good of the country in favor of your political interests”, Herzog said. “I hear a lot of voices; many things are said in politics”, he said. Critics charge that over the past seven years in office, Netanyahu has done little to advance or revive peace talks, by repeatedly rejecting Palestinian demands for a settlement freeze, with the exception of one 10-month period.

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