Daily Israel Report
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  2/6/2013, Shevat 26, 5773

Former Minister: Impossible to Negotiate with Yesh Atid


Former Minister of Finance and Justice, Attorney Moshe Nissim, said on Wednesday that the Yesh Atid party does not know how to negotiate because of the party members’ lack of experience in holding coalition negotiations.

Nissim, who until 1992 headed the coalition negotiations on behalf of the Likud, told Arutz Sheva, “The task of forming the government this time is difficult and complicated, if not nearly impossible. I headed the negotiations from 1977 to 1992, and everyone knew that my word is a word and that things that are promised would be done. But I also clarified to the parties what cannot be realized. Everyone knew they needed to come to negotiations with limited requirements so that something can materialize.”

Nissim said that one cannot negotiate with parties such as Yesh Atid. “There is a problem in sitting with people who have no experience, faction leaders who do not have the slightest bit of experience, it weighs heavily on the negotiations.”