HAIFA, 21 Oct (JMCC) - Knesset Speaker
Reuven Rivlin criticized former President Jimmy Carter for meeting with two Hamas leaders in Damascus.
After meeting with senior Hamas official Khaled Mashal and president Ismail Hanieh alongside Syrian president Bashar Assad, Carter had called upon Israel to lift it's three year siege of Gaza. Carter said his role as a veteran statesman in The Elders international peace group was to hear all sides of the conflict objectively.
commented on a tour that the delegation did of the east Jerusalem
village of Silwan. He slammed suggestions that the Jews are allowed to
live in a large area of Palestinian sovereignty.Read more
He said that Jews and Arabs in Jerusalem live side by side. There is no
way that the city can be divided. A step like this will turn Jerusalem
into another Belfast.
at the Jerusalem Post...