By Stephen Pollard, February 4, 2010
Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni has defended her decision not to join the coalition led by Binyamin Netanyahu.
“I could not join a government that is endangering Israeli security by failing to negotiate with the Palestinians.”
She said that the blame for the lack of talks lay with Mr Netanyahu.
“It is a matter of trust. Words are not enough. Palestinians do not see actions.”
The need for talks was urgent, she said, but Mr Netanyahu was not taking sufficient measures to build trust with the Palestinian Authority.