The Komemiyut (Independence) Zionist movement called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Friday, to "retract his Bar Ilan speech in which he declared his intention to promote a Palestinian state and, as a first and immediate step, to adopt the report of Justice Edmond Levy, which does justice to the right of the Jewish people in Judea and Samaria, according to the words of Israel's ambassador to the UN on the podium last night in New York." Komemiyut said it couldn't blame the countries that voted, Thursday night, to accept the Palestinian Authority as a non-member state.
Former opposition leader Tzipi Livni, who officially entered the Knesset race this week, said, "This is the result of a mistaken policy, four years of political stalemate, speeches and accusations of the Netanyahu government, which may have met a domestic [political -ed.] need, but harmed Israel and our security interests opposite the Palestinians and the world." Speaking from the United States, where she is attending the Saban Forum on Middle East policy, Livni said that with the UN vote, Israel lost all its achievements from the negotiating room and, "instead of recruiting the world to Israel's side, the world is standing on the side of the Palestinians."