Opposition leader and Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni sharply criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government on Wednesday, saying that it has led Israel to the “worst possible diplomatic situation.”
Livni said that while the Netanyahu government speaks of national pride, Israeli ambassadors are being forced to flee countries in the middle of the night wearing kaffiyehs.
“The most right-wing government in Israel’s history has led it to the worst possible diplomatic situation,” Livni said. “[The government] talks tough but it has weakened Israel to the point that it cannot act when missiles are falling on its residents.”
“People must ask themselves, after all the slogans, if Israel today is stronger or weaker,” Livni said. “Is Israel’s security better or in greater doubt?”
“The only way to protect Israel’s interests is through a diplomatic process,” Livni said. “I’ve been there. I’ve protected the interests that government ministers are talking so passionately about.”
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