Israeli Justice Minister, Tzipi Livni, stated on Thursday that the Separation Wall Israel is constructing in the west Bank is the future borders of the state of Israel, and that the High Court is drawing Israel’s borders through its rulings over the Wall.
Livni’s remarks are considered a direct contradiction to the position of the Israeli state prosecution that claimed in response to appeals filed against the Wall and it route, that it is being constructed for “security” concerns, not political considerations, and that it is a temporary measure.
The Israeli prosecution often stated that the wall has been built in a way “so it can be moved or removed”.
Several days ago, Livni participated in a legal conference in Caesarea, and said that the Wall could have political implications in the area, and that “one does not have to be intelligent to notice that the Separation Wall will affect the futures borders”.
Meanwhile, Israeli Supreme Court Justice, Mishael Cheshin, who also participated at the conference, told Livni that her statements are not the same statements she has contended in court.