Israel Yawns at PA Threat to Tear Up Oslo Accords


oslo-accordsIsraeli officials on Monday dismissed as “more brinkmanship” the claim by PLO Executive Committee member Ahmed Majdalani on Sunday that PA President Abbas plans to tell the UN General Assembly this month that he is no longer bound by the Oslo Accords.

“The Palestinians have a history of negotiating through brinkmanship – either Abbas threatens to resign, or to dismantle the Palestinian Authority, or to annul the Oslo Accords,” one Israeli government official said. “None of this is new,” and is part of a Palestinian tactic to get the world to “hold it back” before it “jumps off the cliff.”

“This is a charade. The Palestinians refuse to negotiate and then say that it is time for radical steps because there are no negotiations.”

{ Israel News Bureau}