Speaking at an event in the Israeli city of Rishon LeZion, south of Tel Aviv, Livni censured Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for failing to take what she described as an â€śopportunityâ€ť for the US-backed two-state solution.
â€śThere is a regional window of opportunity,â€ť Livni said, according to Press TV/Al Ray. â€śBut the glass ceiling is rising, and Netanyahu is unable to rise up and seize the opportunity,â€ť she stated.” We need to know in which direction weâ€™re going.”
Settlers at helm in Israel
Livni, a former candidate for the prime minister, said the regimeâ€™s policies were driven by those supporting settlement of Israelis beyond borders recognized by the international community.
She specifically pointed at the Yesha Council, an umbrella organization dealing with the regimeâ€™s illegal settlements.
â€śThey know from their time in office that the Israeli government carries out the desires of a minority, the Yesha Council, which dictates the agenda,â€ť she said.
Over half a million Israelis live in more than 230 illegal settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, including East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
“They must be stoppedâ€¦ The minority has taken control with the help of collaborators in government.â€ť
Israel stuck in daydream
The former Israeli foreign minister also boasted aboutÂ â€śdemocracyâ€ť in Israel, saying it was being endangered with Bibi and his allies at helm.
Livni said the regime is â€ťdisintegrating with the loss of its democratic values,â€ť referring to other Israeli officials who have recently attacked Bibi, namely former minister of Military affairs Moshe Yaâ€™alon and former premier Ehud Barak.
â€śThere is a strong cry here from people who see what is happening,â€ť she said. â€śYou canâ€™t address democracy in Israel while tip-toeing around the main issue.â€ť
She concluded that a referendum should be held in Israel â€śnow,â€ť noting, â€śIsrael is stuck in a daydream, moving aimlessly.â€ť
Livniâ€™s remarks came as severe crackdown of Palestinians continued unabated in the occupied lands, with Muslim youth placed behind bars, and Zionist expansive policies raging on.
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