By LAHAV HARKOV
Meretz chief accuses Netanyahu of “continuing to manage the conflict instead of solve the conflict.”
Meretz leader Zehava Gal-On threw her party’s support behind Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech on Friday to the UN General Assembly, blaming Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the lack of a peace treaty.
“Meretz supports Abbas’s international efforts to bring the end of the occupation and to get international recognition as a [Palestinian] state and member of the UN before and as a corridor to reaching peace in bilateral negotiations between equals,” the party leader said.
The speech reflected Abbas’s total distrust of Netanyahu as a partner for peace, Gal-On said.
According to Gal-On, “Netanyahu refused to negotiate for five years and the talks under American sponsorship led nowhere and wild construction continued in the settlements. Now Netanyahu wants to continue ‘managing the conflict’ instead of solving it,” she lamented.
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