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Livni expects global coalition against radical Islam

Israel’s former justice minister Tzipi Livni expected on Saturday an international coalition to be formed against radical Islam following a series of terrorist attacks in France.

She was quoted by the Israeli newspaper Times of Israel as saying that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had weakened and isolated Israel, which is why Israel would not rise up to the standard of joining the new international coalition.

Livni was reported to have said that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had gone to the United Nations and the International Criminal Court in the Hague because he realised that Israel was weak there.

Israel’s Intelligence Minister, Yuval Steinitz, meanwhile, expected western intelligence agencies to intensify their cooperation in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in France, according to Israel Radio.

However, speaking during a seminar in central Israel, Steinitz did not clarify his country’s position from the expected intelligence cooperation.

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