Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in New York Sunday that it is better to have elections than to go back to the package deal for the release of Palestinian terrorists. A new government is not an option, he said. But we are ready for new elections rather than the package. The case of Jonathan Pollard is an internal American matter.
Prime Minister Binyamin said earlier at the cabinet meeting in Jerusalem that the Palestinians will only get a state by means of negotiations – not unilateral steps for which Israel will retaliate with unilateral action of its own.