Reconsideration of Saudi Peace Initiative

(Jerusalem Post) Tovah Lazaroff - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls arrived in Israel Saturday night to promote his country's Mideast peace initiative. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the Palestinians do not need a conference in Paris to open a dialogue between Ramallah and Jerusalem, given that the two cities are located right next to each other. Separately, opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union) revealed Saturday that both he and Netanyahu held a number of discussions over the past several months concerning a regional peace proposal initiated by Saudi Arabia, saying the two considered taking dramatic new steps to normalize relations with Israel's traditionally hostile neighbors. Channel 10 reported Friday that moderate Sunni governments in the region have communicated to Netanyahu their willingness to engage in negotiations with Israel over possible changes to the Saudi peace initiative so it may serve as the agreed-upon basis of renewed talks with the Palestinians.

2016-05-23 00:00:00

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