‘No Deal Possible in Mideast Talks’: Official

Amid US efforts to broker a deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, a senior Israeli official has cast doubt on a possible agreement between the two sides. 

There is "no chance of reaching a peace deal with the Palestinians in the near future," Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon told the Israeli Army Radio on Tuesday.

The latest rounds of direct Palestinian-Israeli talks have been put on hold after Tel Aviv refused to extend its partial freeze on the settlement projects in the occupied Palestinian territories.

On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put forward a proposal to the Palestinian side to recognize Israel as a "Jewish state" in return for a settlement freeze, which expired in September.

Palestinian Authority’s top negotiator Saeb Erekat, however, rejected the Israeli premier’s offer.

The Palestinians say they will not accept Israel as a "Jewish state," arguing that any such move would discriminate against Israel’s Arab minority and violate the rights of millions of Palestinian refugees scattered across the world.

(Press TV)

Know the Truth about Palestine

Dear Reader,
You have carried us through years of honest and accurate coverage and we are confident that you will carry us through the next stage, which promises to be more critical than ever, for Palestine and for all of us.
Make a contribution to support the Palestine Chronicle.
Click HERE to donate using your credit card or PayPal.
Or, click HERE to learn more.

(The Palestine Chronicle is a registered 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible)

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.