Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Speaks in Support of Geneva Initiative at Political Course Meeting

The fourth cycle of our political course is now in full swing. On Monday, October 24, we hosted Shas Knesset Member Yitzhak Vaknin, a former participant in our seminars and an unexpected supporter of the Geneva Accord model.
24.10.2011
 
As part of the fourth cycle of the Geneva Initiative's political training course, a meeting took place with Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, MK Yitzhak Vaknin from Shas. MK Vaknin participated earlier this year in a seminar for senior members of the Shas party and Fatah officials in Budapest, a seminar which received widespread coverage in the international and Haredi press.
 
During his lecture to course participants, Vaknin presented his opinions and analysis on the current political situation, while also addressing the complexity of the issue among Shas Party members and activists.
 
Regarding the peace process, MK Vaknin said: "the longer we wait, the higher price we will pay. Everyone talks about leadership, but what we are really missing is bravery." Addressing Foreign Minister Lieberman's comments that Abu Mazen represents the largest obstacle to peace, and that he hopes for the Palestinian leader's resignation, Vaknin said: "Even if Abu Mazen leaves his seat, it does not matter who fills it - we will still need to talk to them. A different Palestinian leadership will not change reality. We need to move forward."
 
Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, MK Yitzhak Vaknin
from Shas, addresses participants in GI's political
training course.