Livni for a moderate Palestinian government

Sunday, November 12, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
While in Los Angeles for the 75th annual United Jewish Communities General Assembly, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is hopeful for the creation of moderate Palestinian government.

The response came following the possibility of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh stepping down if a unity government is established between Fatah and Hamas.

“Now there is hope for the moderates, those who believe in a two-state solution, Livni told reporters in Los Angeles.

Livni said that because the proposal is to strengthen Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in order to give him the chance to send a message to the moderate Palestinians that there is another way and not only the ways of Hamas.

The Foreign Minister indicated that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is interested in meeting with Abbas in the future.

Livni remains optimistic of a breakthrough and urged the international community to remain tough with Hamas.

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