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May 31, 2016 9:37 am

Netanyahu Says He’s Willing to Revive Arab Peace Initiative With Palestinians

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect of reviving a 2002 Arab peace initiative. Photo: Wikipedia.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect of reviving a 2002 Arab peace initiative. Photo: Wikipedia.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect on Monday of reviving a 2002 Arab peace initiative that offers Israel diplomatic recognition from Arab countries in return for a statehood deal with the Palestinians.

Netanyahu’s comments were a formal response to a speech last week by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who promised Israel warmer ties if it accepted efforts to resume peace talks.

Read full story at Reuters.

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  • Yaakov

    Pressure from the Arab bloc is probably the only thing that would get the Palestinian side to come to terms with Israel. A mediator like al-Sisi would be necessary, because direct talks would otherwise prove fruitless and futile as before. However, Netanyahu’s affirmation prior to the last election that he would not make an agreement with the PA tells me that the motivation is not really there.

  • judorebbe

    Message to Bibi: The best thing about beating your head against a brick wall is that it feels really great when you stop.

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    pointless rhetoric build ha shlema

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