Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Labor) held a meeting on Wednesday in the Knesset with Arab mayors to calm tensions in light of recent violence.
“There is an attempt to turn the struggle into a religious conflict,” Livni said, as reported by The Jerusalem Post’s sister publication Maariv Hashavua.
“This is a meeting with citizens of the State of Israel,” she said as the meeting began, adding that we often talk about Arabs, but without them present. “It is not possible to understand each other without dialogue.”
“It is needed to talk and calm some of the Jewish and Arab politicians who use the tensions for political gain,” the justice minister asserted.
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