The need for a stiff spine towards Obama couldn’t be greater.
Danon threatens to oust Netanyahu as Likud chief if he accepts Kerry’s framework
Deputy defense minister says framework deal would mean abandonment of the Jordan Valley, return to the pre-67 lines and the division of Jerusalem; “We will not agree to a framework that brings us in line with Livni.”
Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon threatened to oust Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as head of Likud if he makes too many concessions to the Palestinians in the current round of peace talks.
Speaking Thursday in an interview with Army Radio, Danon said that US Secretary of State John Kerry’s yet-to-be publicly released framework agreement can not be accepted by the head of the right-wing faction.
“This framework would mean the abandonment of the Jordan Valley, a return to the 67 lines and the division of Jerusalem,” Danon stated.
“We are a democratic faction and their will be a race for the leadership when we get to that point. However, as someone who knows the hearts of Likud members, we will not support a framework that brings us in line with the positions of [Justice Minister] Tzipi Livni.”