Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni asserted on Friday that Israeli annexation of large parts of the occupied West Bank is a “huge historic mistake”, CNN reported.
Several days ago, Livni told The Washington Post that: “Israel is about to make one of the most fateful decisions in its modern history — a decision that will have a profound impact on its future as a Jewish democratic state and on the prospect for peace.”
She added: “The Israeli cabinet is on the verge of unilaterally annexing territories in the West Bank.”
“This is not a technical issue. It is a question that has a direct bearing on the very nature of the state of Israel — its identity, its values and its future.”
Livni expressed her belief in the peaceful and secure coexistence with the Palestinians, stressing that the annexation would undermine this.
“It is not a huge mistake for Israel alone, but for the Palestinians, too.”