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Yaalon: If There’s No Deal – We’ll Get By


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Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon speaking at a session of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 2. He didn't seem too anxious about the results of the "peace process."

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon speaking at a session of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 2. He didn't seem too anxious about the results of the "peace process."
Photo Credit: Ariel Hermoni/Ministry of Defense/Flash90



Speaking at the Security Conference in Munich on Sunday, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said he was hoping negotiations with the Palestinians will work out, but should there not be a deal, “we’ll get by.”

Yaalon said there is no Palestinian leadership in place which is willing to put an end to the conflict with Israel.

Regarding Iran, Yaalon said that its plan is to revive its economy, which has taken a beating from Western sanctions, and once this is achieved, it will proceed with its military nuclear plans.

Yaalon stressed that the Iranian nuclear plan had to be stopped, one way or another.

The Munich Security Conference (MSC) is an annual conference on international security policy, held at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany. Over the past four decades, it has become the most important independent forum for the exchange of views by international security policy decision-makers. Each year it brings together about 350 senior figures from more than 70 countries around the world to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges.

According to the Jerusalem Post, on Friday, Saudi Prince Turki bin Faisal said at the Conference that Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni is the right person to lead Israel’s negotiating team with the Palestinians.

Livni called the Arab initiative, which calls for a full Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 border, “a positive development.”

Would the Saudis consider hiring Livni away?

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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