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  5/16/2014, Iyar 16, 5774

MK: Abu Mazen Saved Us


Member of Knesset Avi Yogev (Jewish Home) said, Thursday, that he would like to meet Secretary of State John Kerry of the United States and explain Israel's position to him. Responding to Kerry's handling of the recently-ended talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA), Yogev told people at an appearance in Jerusalem that despite Kerry's pro-Israel speeches in the past, his staff tried to make Israel bend, "detain" the Jewish state and accuse it of different things. Yogev said the state has a trouble expressing itself.

Referring to unilateral moves by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Yogev said, "Abu-Mazen saved us. It was a miracle." He explained that the theory of "two states for two peoples is the most dangerous alternative for Israel's security." Referring to the jobs Israelis provide Arabs in Judea and Samaria, Yogev said he believed in peace in the field, adding that with a common approach, Israel can provide the Arabs with autonomy through civilian leadership.