In a January 25th 60 Minutes interview with Bob Simon, Prime Minister Candidate Tzipi Livni revealed that she plans to evacuate tens of thousands of “settlers” in the interest of peace with the “Palestinians”.
…but one very important Israeli says she intends to move them out. She’s Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, a candidate to become prime minister in elections next month. She’s also Israel’s chief negotiator with the Palestinians, and she told 60 Minutes peace is unthinkable with the settlers where they are.
“Can you really imagine evacuating the tens of thousands of settlers who say they will not leave?” Simon asked.
“It’s not going to be easy. But this is the only solution,” she replied.
“But you know that there are settlers who say, ‘We will fight. We will not leave. We will fight,'” Simon asked.
“So this is the responsibility of the government and police to stop them. As simple as that. Israel is a state of law and order,” Livni said.
Well we all know she’s not talking about Torah law. Her tactics could realistically lead to a civil war in Israel as Bob Simon so astutely concludes on the last page of the article.
Unfortunately Mr. Simon didn’t think to ask Livni where she’s going to evacuate these tens of thousands of people to – and by the way Ms. Livni, what’s the status of the 2005 Gush Katif evacuees?
I strongly suggest you all let Ms. Livni know what you think of her politics with your votes on February 10th.