Bibi: Don't Blame Me for Mofaz-Abbas Snafu

By Haaretz

Published July 02, 2012.

Vice Prime Minister and Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz continues to claim that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is behind the torpedoing of his meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, which was meant to take place on Sunday.

However, most of the evidence indicates that the decision to cancel the meeting was exclusively Palestinian, stemming more than a little from Mofaz’s own problematic conduct.

In a meeting of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee this morning, Netanyahu even hinted that he is in position of intelligence information proving he had nothing to do with the meeting’s cancellation. During the meeting, MK Nahman Shai (Kadima) asked Netanyahu about Mofaz’s complaints against him.

“I’m explicitly stating – the cancellation of that meeting had nothing to do with me,” Netanyahu replied. “I have all the data, and I could reveal it at a more secret forum.”

The sole evidence linking Netanyahu’s office to the Mofaz-Abbas meeting was actually published in Yisrael Hayom, a newspaper which is known to support Netanyahu. But even that article doesn’t say Netanyahu torpedoed the meeting.

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