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  10/7/2013, Cheshvan 3, 5774

Labor MKs: Nothing New in Netanyahu's Speech


Knesset members from the Labor party criticized on Sunday night the speech given by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the Bar-Ilan University, saying it offered nothing new when it came to the peace talks with the Palestinian Authority.

MK Yitzchak Herzog said in response to the speech, "Netanyahu's vision for 2020 not only does not present any vision, it is more reminiscent of Netanyahu of the 1990s. No diplomatic vision whatsoever.”

"The Prime Minister ignored the fact that Israel must move forward using brave steps with the Palestinians in order to prevent a bi-national state and in order to legitimize aggressive moves against Iran," said Herzog.

MK Omer Bar-Lev said that "Netanyahu sounds like a broken record who blames the Palestinians over and over again. On the Iranian issue he contradicts himself.”