Netanyahu: No unity government, no territorial compromise
Yesterday Prime Minister Netanyahu posted on his Facebook page and Twitter that he will not join a coalition with the Zionist Union. Instead, he would build a government with 'natural allies' like Jewish Home.
Moreover, the post stated clear opposition to territorial compromise in the West Bank--which is to say, a two-state solution. A translation of the post can be found below.
There won’t be a unity government between myself and Tzipi [Livni] & Buji [Herzog]. It won’t happen because there is a deep ideological gap between us.
I am for keeping Jerusalem united under Israeli sovereignty, they are against it. I am against giving up the Judea and Samaria territories because every piece of land that we will give up will turn into a terror base of the radical Islam, they are for it. I stand strong against the international pressure regarding Israel’s security interests, they are willing to give up, to fold, to retreat, to surrender.
A unity government will not happen. I want to built a broad national government, that will continue to stand solid and strong, together with our natural allies - first and foremost the Jewish Home. A government that will continue to stand strong for Israel’s security interests against all of our enemies, that will continue to grow the economy and that will continue to lead Israel with courage and responsibility.
That is why the decision in the upcoming election is between a Likud government led by me, and between a left government led by Tzipi & Buji. That is the decision, there is no other one.