Netanyahu: Palestinians Must Know EU Won't Deliver Israel

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged EU's ambassadors in Israel on Tuesday to disabuse the Palestinians of the notion that the international community will "deliver Israel," saying this Palestinian hope has led to 10 "wasted" months. "It is up to you to urge the Palestinian Authority to begin talks," he said. "We are pretty close, but a nudge from you can make it happen." He said that "proximity talks," whereby the U.S. would mediate indirect negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian teams, would be acceptable "as a corridor into direct talks." But ultimately, all the critical issues will have to be decided in direct negotiations, he said.

2010-02-10 10:35:35

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