Labor MK calls for 'government of partnership'

In the wake of the decision of Israel’s cabinet to agree to a ceasefire with Hamas, Labor MK Emilie Moatti has called for the establishment of a “government of partnership” that will include members from both the right and the left of the political spectrum.

“In order to make this peace last, we have to reflect on how best to achieve it,” she said. “We’re not going anywhere, and neither are two million Palestinians. Our task now is to make a decision: Either we return to talks, or we push the can down the road for the next generation to deal with – a generation that has grown up with more fear and less certainty than what we grew up with.”

Moatti added that, “There’s no such thing as standing still in such a seething conflict. Only a hardening of more extreme positions. But the solution can’t be solely military. The IDF doesn’t need to be the flak jacket of a right-wing government that lacks clear policies. This is the right time to establish a government of partnership, a government of responsibility that cares about the people, a government whose members are ready to discuss their visions for the future and to cooperate, even when they disagree.”

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