Israel Will Take Unilateral Action If UN Recognizes Palestinian Statehood

(Ha'aretz) Barak Ravid - Israel informed the 15 members of the UN Security Council last week, as well as several other prominent EU countries, that if the Palestinian Authority persists in its efforts to gain recognition in September as a state within the 1967 borders, Israel would respond with a series of unilateral steps of its own. Israeli embassies overseas were instructed to convey the message that support for international recognition encouraged the Palestinians to forgo negotiations with Israel. Such a move violates the Oslo Accords and will not lead to a Palestinian state, even with General Assembly recognition.

2011-03-29 00:00:00

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