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Herzog: Netanyahu incapable of reaching peace with Palestinians

Opposition leader MK Isaac Herzog says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau is incapable of making peace with the Palestinians, and he will eventually wear out Washington’s patience on the matter.

Speaking at an annual security conference at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Herzog further accuses the prime minister of being engaged in his own political survival and therefore following the lead of right-wing Jewish Home party leader and Education Minister Naftali Bennett in order to maintain an image of being rightist.

“I say with certainty that Netanyahu is not capable of reaching peace with the Palestinians,” says Herzog who leads the Zionist Union faction. “He can talk, procrastinate and bluff. One day, the White House will have had enough.

Netanyahu cannot give Trump what Trump needs to get the Palestinians to negotiate – because Netanyahu is not really ready to go for the establishment of a Palestinian state,” he says.

Herzog claims that Jared Kushner, son-in-law and special adviser to US President Donald Trump, was subjected to the same treatment when he met with Netanyahu yesterday.

— Stuart Winer

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