Sunday, December 30, 2012

Likud Beitenu: President Peres Encourages International Condemnation of Israel

The Likud Beitenu campaign issued a statement on Sunday in response to remarks made by President Shimon Peres criticizing Prime Minister Netanyahu for not finding in Abbas a partner for peace.

"It is regrettable that the president chooses to express a political opinion that is detached from the Israeli public's position regarding Abbas, who refuses to make peace," the Likud Beitenu statement read. "It is even more regrettable that the President chooses to present [these opinions] in front of foreign diplomats, a political stand that encourages condemnation for Israel in the international community."

"It is a shame the president did not explain to the foreign diplomats how his comments on Abbas reconcile with the fact [Abbas] did not even condemn the firing of rockets on Israeli citizens," the statement said.