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Herzog: I risked my political future for peace, but PM blinked

Herzog says he was willing to risk his own political future by entering a coalition government willing to work for peace, but Netanyahu chose an extremist government that endangers Israel.

“We had in-depth discussions. We formulated a framework based on understandings with major world leaders. I was personally involved,” Herzog tells the Israel Democracy Institute conference.

“Unfortunately, Netanyahu ultimately blinked and chose to go in a different direction, taking the helm of his government and going with Liberman and Bennett into an extremist government.”

Opposition Isaac Herzog attends an Israel Democracy Institute conference in Jerusalem on May 25, 2016. (Photo by Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)
Opposition Isaac Herzog attends an Israel Democracy Institute conference in Jerusalem on May 25, 2016. (Photo by Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)
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