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  2/19/2013, Adar 9, 5773

Likud-Hatnua Union ‘A Mistake,’ MK Warns

Likud’s deal to bring Tzipi Livni’s Hatnua party into the coalition “is a mistake,” MK Uri Ariel of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party declared Tuesday night. “I hope that Likud members who have a clear stance on diplomatic negotiations will speak up,” he said. The deal with Hatnua will reportedly see Tzipi Livni appointed to head Israel’s negotiations, if there should be any, with the Palestinian Authority. Livni is to the left of the Likud, and recently criticized the government for allowing Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria.