MK Yaakov Edri, a member of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, says he is not “optimistic” that the newly-announced direct talks between
“Both sides are already preparing their alibis,” the opposition member told Israel National News, “as to why the talks will blow up. There is also the [end of the] construction freeze coming up, so all in all I don’t give it much hope… I am not an optimistic man."
“I am hopeful that they will succeed,” Edri said, “and in any event if there is a peace agreement, Kadima will certainly give its approval.”
Edri first became a Knesset Member in 2003 on behalf of the Likud party, but left in 2006 with the other pro-Disengagement Likud MKs to join Ariel Sharon’s Kadima party.