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June 1, 2015 12:12 am

Palestinian Foreign Minister: We Are Not Preparing for Negotiations With Israel

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Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Al-Maliki said that the Palestinians are not preparing for negotiations with Israel. PHOTO: AFP.

The Palestinian Authority’s Minister of Foreign of Affairs on Sunday denied reports that his government was building a team for the renewal of peace talks with Israel.

In an interview on “Voice of Palestine” radio, Riyad Al-Maliki said that the Palestinian leadership has not put together a new negotiations team, given the lack of international or regional initiatives to renew peace talks.

Al-Maliki also took the opportunity to criticize Israel, and claimed that the Jewish state is not interested in renewing talks with the Palestinians.

Al-Maliki’s comments came in response to a report by Palestinian news agency Quds Net which cited sources close to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas indicating that he was setting up a negotiations team at the request of the United States, Israel’s NRG reported.

According to the Quds Net report, this American-backed negotiation team includes Palestinians with political and business influence as well as Palestinian security officials.

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  • arne normann

    ..seems to me that Riad Al-Maliki, him self or someone else will have to, even if they like or not, to make the Kanossa steps towards the reallity….

  • zadimel

    A very essential element of any negotiations with this terrorist regime must be the complete demilitarization of the PA. NO army;NO navy; NO air force. The PA would,of course, be allowed police, but none armed with tanks,artillery and aircraft.

  • Jack

    maybe, maybe not….
    that is to say by failing to recognize any legal authority the PLO is not prosecutable, that is to say they hide behind their own failure to obtain legitimacy, all the while playing the blame game….
    better to give Abbas what he wants, then move in and prosecute not just a a quick war, but all the criminals that live there…..

  • Jack

    The reality is that if Palestine is a state and declares war they will lose.
    Israel will occupy Gaza and parts of the west bank, out of humanitarian, if not security reasons.
    Prosecutor’s services will be staffed by the occupiers, Israel.
    The real criminals will be prosecuted.
    Don’t believe me?
    Wait ten to fifteen years.

  • 10

    WHAT I WRITE GOD TRANSFERS TO THE PEOPLES MIND FROM OLD TO NEW FROM GOD JEWISH RELIGION AND CONTACT TO EDUCATE AND YOU WILL HEAR IT FROM PEOPLE. THEY DO NOT HAVE TO READ TO GET THE INFORMATION.

  • What a waste of time when will Obama realize their is no such thing as a two state solution. The PA want to annihilate Israel

  • Mickey Oberman

    “Palestinian Foreign Minister: We Are Not Preparing for Negotiations With Israel”

    Hey there Leaky old man. Have you ever prepared for negotiations with Israel except to practice turning around and walking out?

  • Theodore L. Crawford

    The Palestinians believe they can get what they want(total annihilation of Israel) from the UN, the US government and the international community by NOT going to the table with Israel.

  • David Pasder

    Mr. David Daoud Shalom,

    Your article is somewhat curious, using “official” terminology (“Palestinian Authority’s Minister of Foreign of Affairs” and “Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas”) for a terrorist entity, i.e. PLO, the Palestine Liberation Organization whose only “raison d’être” is the eradication of the State of Israel and of Jews. Please read its “Chart”. Using of attributes of statehood for a non-existing “people” is a grave mistake. And if such a people exists, please provide us some evidence: history, name of its state, when exactly established, name of former rulers, language, currency, culture, literature, music, folklore, scientific publications and outstanding contribution to mankind, etc…

    Using statehood attributes plays Israel’s enemies game.

    David Pasder

    • Mickey Oberman

      Well said, Mr. Pasder.

      THank you,

      Mickey Oberman

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