Livni: Turkey smells Israel's weakness

Opposition leader Tzipi Livni: Turkey realizes that the US no longer sees Israel as an asset, but as a liability.

"Turkey smells Israel's weakness and isolation in the international arena, and is exploiting it, said opposition leader Kadima Party chairwoman Tzipi Livni at the "Calcalist" Conference at the Tel Aviv David Intercontinental Hotel today.

"Turkey realizes that the US no longer sees Israel as an asset, but as a liability and is not trying to end Israel's isolation in the world, which would isolate the US at the UN," said Livni. "Turkey realizes this relationship and has increased its cooperation with the US against the Iranian threat."

Livni says that the Netanyahu government's unwillingness to discuss a permanent solution with the Palestinians has resulted in Israel's isolation in the world, and is liable to ultimately lead to the loss of Israel's right to exist as a Jewish and democratic state. They claim that everyone is anti-Semitic and that nothing can be done, except to talk about national honor - and that is the wrong conversation."

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - - on September 7, 2011

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