Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman: Important to Continue Talks with Palestinians

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avigdor-liebermanIn an interview with the Telegraph, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said it was “crucial” for Israelis to maintain contact with Palestinians, no matter how limited the prospects of success. “With or without a comprehensive solution we will continue to live together and continue to be neighbors. There are many problems on the ground, so this direct contact, this negotiation, these talks – it’s very important to keep alive and maintain.”

Lieberman said there is a question mark over whether or not Mahmoud Abbas, the chairman of the Palestinian Authority, “can deliver the goods” in the peace talks. “You must be ready for compromise, but I am not sure he is able. But we must check this possibility because we [Israelis] are ready to go far.”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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