Israel is losing the battle for the status quo - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Rammer
    • 13.10.11 | 18:19 (IST)

    Lieberman opposed to agreement but did not want to be seen as launching a campaign against it. Shin Bet agreed it, where were they in the past five years? Ministers used to oppose it and suddenly felt they must support it. Livnat reminisced, "I remember the vote. There were many ministers who felt then that the deal was wrong. Now, I think there is an opposite feeling, that this deal is right." But she did not say why. Everybody knows the decision was made in Washington and had nothing to do with Shalit. It had to do with the US’s last chance to arbitrate a peace agreement, and the Israeli cabinet had no choice but to go along.

    from the article: Lieberman walked out of Shalit deal debate, leaving 'no' vote behind
    First published 17:06 13.10.11 | Last updated 17:06 13.10.11
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