Justice Minister and Chief Negotiator Tzipi Livni announced on Israel Channel 2 that she won’t be quitting the coalition, and the decision to temporarily suspend the negotiations – for now – because of the Fatah-Hamas reunification was correct.
But Livni added that Abbas has made some bad choices, and repeatedly said “the door isn’t closed”, and when the time is right, no matter how long it takes, negotiations will start again, she will run them, and she will try to get Abbas to make the right choices.
And even though Abbas has made the wrong choices, she will still fight to reach an arrangement and reopen the doors, and try to return to negotiations, no matter how long it takes.
Though Livni admitted she doesn’t know yet if Abbas is a partner for peace as the test is still before him, she repeated “the door is still open” quite a few times, and for good measure added that she won’t let Israel build more settlements, let the Palestinian Authority fall, let Israel make any permanent sanctions against the PA, or, guess what, close the doors on the negotiations.
Livni said she will fight and work for what she believes in, and reopen the door to negotiations with Abbas.
And they say Kerry is obsessive and messianic!
Watch the interview for yourself (in Hebrew):