Israel’s Kadima party leader Tzipi Livni is insisting that she is not willing to compromise on peace policies just to join a coalition government.
Her comments come after talks with the right-wing Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been given the task of forming a new government. Netanyahu is trying to put together a broad coalition of different parties and has invited Livni to join. However, one of the main problems is that Kadima is committed to the idea of forming a Palestinian state alongside Israel. That view is not shared by Netanyahu. He is also not said to be keen on Livni’s demand that any deal would see her sharing the role of prime minister. If no broad coalition is put together, Netanyahu may have no choice but to enter into a fragile partnership with far-right and ultra religious parties.