“Pop quiz: Name that peacenik”

“Pop quiz: Name that peacenik”

Pop quiz:

Which Israeli political figure:

  • Supports the principles of the Oslo process, the Road Map and the disengagement;
  • Suggests that the mooted Israeli ‘realignment’ in the West Bank be coordinated with Palestinian President Abbas;
  • Believes that “most Palestinians do not stand with Hamas” when it comes to relations with Israel and the peace process;
  • And regarding Mahmud Abbas (Abu Mazen) has this to say:

In contrast to Yasser Arafat, who I didn’t believe when he condemned terror, I believe Abu Mazen. He’s not pro-Zionist, he’s not pro-Israel, he’s pro-Palestinian. He’s a Palestinian patriot, first and foremost. But I believe that he’s a partner with whom we could reach compromise. If Abu Mazen’s path prevails, he’ll get backing from the Palestinians. Reconciliation and peace with the Palestinians is within reach.

If you guessed Yossi Beilin or Yossi Sarid, you’re wrong. Nope, it’s not Shimon Peres either. Not Ami Ayalon. Or Amir Peretz. No, its no one from Meretz or Labor. Lo and behold, the political figure in question is none other than former Likud politician, and currently President of Israel, Moshe Katzav.

So who says we haven’t come a long way over the last 15 years?

To see Katzav’s full interview with Jerusalem Post editor, David Horvitz, click here.

By | 2006-07-05T15:04:00-04:00 July 5th, 2006|Blog|0 Comments

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