Netanyahu, Livni make new contact.Byline: Reuters(Reuters)
JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu and centrist leader Tzipi Livni have renewed contacts to explore the possibility of forming a joint government, political officials said on Friday.
The contacts, apparently conducted via intermediaries, were only at an exploratory stage, but if successful, could help right-wing leader Netanyahu avoid tensions with U.S. President Barack Obama s administration over Middle East peace strategies.
Livni s Kadima party called off talks on a possible coalition with Netanyahu earlier this month after Livni accused him of not being committed to pursuing the U.S.-sponsored vision of a Palestinian state The Palestinian state (Arabic (دولة فلسطين) is a proposed country. The proposed location includes the Gaza Strip and the autonomously controlled areas of the West Bank, currently controlled by the Palestinian National alongside Israel.
But emissaries for Likud party leader Netanyahu and Kadima party head Livni have lately held unofficial un·of·fi·cial
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It was unclear whether formal negotiations would resume, as Netanyahu was still pursuing talks for a narrower government with rightist right·ism also Right·ism
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2. Belief in or support of the tenets of the political right.
Yoel Hasson, a senior Kadima lawmaker, said the party "would be happy to renew unity talks" with Netanyahu, but on condition any joint government set Livni s goals as policy, which she has said included pursuing a two-state solution The two-state solution envisions two separate states in the Western portion of the historic region of Palestine, one Jewish and another Arab to solve the Israel-Palestine conflict. with Palestinians.
Netanyahu, who served as prime minister from 1996 to 19991, was seen as interested in an alliance with Livni to avoid colliding with Washington s Washington, town, England
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Netanyahu wants contacts with the Palestinians to focus on economic and security issues rather than territory, a concept Palestinian leaders reject.
Hasson of Kadima told Reuters there were growing concerns in both parties the ultra-nationalist coalition Netanyahu is building "would be one that nobody wants, it won t be stable".
"This would be a government that without a doubt could not follow the current global diplomatic agenda," of seeking a two-state peaceful solution between Israel and the Palestinians, Hasson said. "They (rightist lawmakers) wouldn t let Netanyahu advance with the American government or the Palestinians."
Israeli television and news websites said Kadima was eyeing a possible power-share in which Netanyahu and Livni would rotate the post of prime minister, similar to a deal forged in 1984 between the left-leaning Labour party and Likud.
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