Knesset members on the right began pressuring Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday to minimize the number of concessions he authorizes in diplomatic negotiations with the PLO.I've already lost respect for Netanyahu for releasing jihadists from prison, which was an insult to the memory of his brother Jonathan.
The MKs said they were concerned that US Secretary of State John Kerry would pressure Netanyahu to make more concessions and therefore found it necessary to counteract Kerry’s demands with pressure of their own. To that end, 16 MKs in the coalition wrote the prime minister as he was meeting with Kerry.
“Tell the secretary of state that Israel has no intention of returning to the parameters of the Oslo Accords or relinquishing any more of Israel’s homeland to the Palestinian Authority,” they wrote.
Among the MKs were legislators from Likud Beytenu and Bayit Yehudi, including deputy ministers Ze’ev Elkin (Foreign Ministry), Tzipi Hotovely (Transportation), Eli Ben- Dahan (Religious Services), Avraham Wortzman (Education) and Ophir Akunis (Knesset Liaison).
Update: extra report here.