Tzipi Livni, who hopes to be rotating Prime Minister with Yitzchak Herzog after the March elections, said today she doesn’t want Jerusalem to be divided, but as for whether it will happen, she “hops not.”
She made the comment in an interview with The Jerusalem Post, in which said that dividing Jerusalem would be “part of the negotiations” with the Palestinian Authority.
Theoretically, she was being very honest since no one knows what will be tomorrow, let alone two months from now.
But that kind of intellectual honesty is not exactly what voters want to hear when it comes to knowing in whose to deliver the fate of Jerusalem, and of Israel.
“I hope not” is not going to convince anyone on the left or the right of Livni’s ability to stand up for what she thinks is right, unless the correct policy is to blow with the wind out of Ramallah.
Livni and Herzog suffer from an image of lack of strength, especially when it comes to security. That is Netanyahu’s ace in the hole.
But even worse for Herzog-Livni than the “I hope jot” position is the ridiculous notion of talking about “negotiations.”
Either Livni is parroting John Jerry or she really is out of the loop.
Palestinian Authority official “negotiator” said this week that relations with Israel have reached “the point of no return.”
He could have said that three years ago.