Israel Will Negotiate Once Palestinians Abandon Terror

(Jerusalem Post) Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Daniel Ayalon - Unlike Palestinian terrorists, whose primary goal is to kill as many innocent people as possible, Israel, like other democracies, has no choice but to defend itself while doing all it can to minimize civilian casualties even at the risk of the lives of its own soldiers. Tragically, the war against terror became an urgent necessity due to the complete lack of a credible Palestinian effort to curtail terrorism. Israel looks forward to returning to the negotiating table in the future, once the Palestinians abandon terror and choose a reliable leadership that genuinely aspires for peace. Meanwhile, Israel will implement the disengagement plan. Once negotiations are renewed, we look forward to working with the United States on implementing the Roadmap for peace.

2004-10-01 00:00:00

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