Jan 31/09. Likud
Party Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said he would not be bound by
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's commitments to evacuate West Bank settlements
and withdraw from the territories.
"I will not keep
Olmert's commitments to withdraw and I won't evacuate settlements. Those
understandings are invalid and unimportant," Netanyahu said
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Olmert arrived at these understandings in
final status talks with the Palestinians, which included settlement
evacuation, dividing Jerusalem and returning to 1967 borders.
Netanyahu said he
would invite Kadima and all the Zionist parties to join his coalition
providing they agree to his guidelines - no division of Jerusalem, no return
to 1967 borders.