Israel: "No Magical Quick Fixes" to Peace with Palestinians

[Reuters] Israel on Monday dismissed an Egyptian call to fix a border for a Palestinian state before resolving other issues, saying the sides should first take confidence-building measures under a U.S.-backed plan. "There are no magical quick fixes," Mark Regev, a Foreign Ministry spokesman, said of Egypt's proposal to bypass some requirements of a 2003 "road map." Regev said Israel wanted to "reengage with" the Palestinians, but Israel wants to stick to the road map, which calls first for confidence building steps such as disarming militants.

2006-09-11 01:00:00

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