Tsipi Livni, a chairman of the governing Kadima party and Israeli foreign minister, estranged herself from sharp statements of Ekhud Olmert, outgoing prime minister, Ha-Aretz newspaper reported.
"As the chairman of the Kadima party, I am not an adherent of Prime Minister's policy. However, Kadima remains our general platform, and it determines how we will hold further negotiations," Livni said in an interview with army radio.
"The country should leave territories and step back to the borders of 1967 in honor of died Israeli Prime Minister," Olmert told the ceremony held in memory of killed Itskhak Rabin.
"If we want to preserve Israel a Jewish and democratic
state, we should cede a part of our motherland about which we dreamed and
prayed over generations, including Arabic districts of Jerusalem, and to return
Israel to the borders of 1967 with some corrections," Olmert said.
"It is necessary to decide now. It is impossible to avoid obvious, but chance can be lost. If, God forbid, we will falter, then we will lose support of an idea about creation of two independent states, I called on Israeli citizens "to leave long years of bloodshed in the past," he said.
"A bullet which killed Rabin will not be able to stop an historical process, launched by him," Olmert stressed.