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Lieberman: Abbas a 'Wolf' In Meretz's 'Sheep's Clothing'

MK Avigdor Lieberman said that Meretz members and other leftists were naive fools for believing Mahmoud Abbas
By David Lev
First Publish: 8/25/2013, 4:36 PM

Avigdor Lieberman
Avigdor Lieberman
Israel news photo: Flash 90

MK Avigdor Lieberman, chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, launched a sharp attack on Meretz MKs Sunday. In a Facebook posting, Lieberman wrote that Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas was “using Meretz” to portray himself as a lover of peace, instead of the terrorist he really is.

Abbas, the “wolf,” was using the Israeli leftist party as his “sheep's clothing,” said Lieberman. “Once every few months Meretz members and leftists meet with Abbas, and he tells them in English the things they want to hear, so he can portray himself as someone who is seeking peace.”

But the leftists were getting the wrong message, Lieberman wrote. “It's too bad they don't remain in Ramallah in between these meetings, so they can hear his speeches inciting Palestinians against Israel in Arabic, in which he encourages terror and terrorists. Apparently there are some people who like the idea of being the sheep's clothing to the wolf,” he added.

Over the weekend, Meretz members met with Abbas in Ramallah, and were told by him that 70% of PA Arabs wanted peace with Israel, and that if a “fair deal” was offered, all PA Arabs would accept it, giving up their claims to cities within the 1948 armistice lines.