'I accept that the comments that Ken Livingstone has made make it more difficult for Londoners of Jewish faith to feel that the Labour Party is a place for them,' says mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan.03:33 02.05.16 | 0 comments
The Palestinians oppose an interim agreement, and they are right. They have seen in Oslo how an interim agreement is stretched longer and longer, then undermined, by the extremists on both sides. The time is right now for a pressure on Israel to complete the deal: Obama promised it to the Palestinians or to get them a unilateral state. The rest of the world is also more inclined to put sanctions on Israel, cultural and others, if Netanyahu undermines the peace talks. This means that the average Israeli will feel the consequences of failure to make peace, and will then vote Likud out of office. I will remind Beilin that he himself gained his influence following the US putting some sanctions on Shamir, getting the Israelis to throw him out and vote for Rabin. This is the time to push for peace, not to delay the day of reckoning.