Lieberman: Israel Will Renounce Past Agreements If Palestinians Seek Unilateral Statehood

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liebermanIsraeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatened on Friday that Israel will renounce past agreements, including the Oslo Accords, with the Palestinians if they continue their unilateral pursuit of statehood recognition from the United Nations in September.

Lieberman’s statement came during a meeting in Jerusalem with European foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton.

“The unilateral move at the UN is the end of the Oslo Accords and would be a violation of all agreements that we have signed until now,” Lieberman said. “Israel would not be obligated to the agreements that it has signed with the Palestinians over the past 18 years.”

Lieberman added that there is zero chance that negotiations with the Palestinians will resume, due to the position of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

“Abbas does not want an agreement, but rather confrontation with Israel,” Lieberman said. “This is his personal interest, even though it is contrary to Palestinian interests and many in the Palestinian Authority oppose him.”

Lieberman said that Israel is ready to renew negotiations and that the ball is in the court of the Palestinians.

Ashton said that in light of the events of the Arab Spring and in the wake of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Middle East policy speech “it is more urgent than ever to engage in meaningful negotiations and move the peace process forward.”

She said that a “clear reference framework” is needed to allow Israel and the Palestinians to return to peace talks.

Ashton will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday.

{Haaretz/Matzav.com Newscenter}

9 COMMENTS

  1. The headline is very misleading. It makes Lieberman look like the bad guy. It should have been something like:

    “Lieberman: Palestinian Unilateral Statehood Violates Past Agreements and Will Release Israel From Adherence”

  2. In a similar vein…”Barak: 50-50 chance of new peace talks before Sept.”

    The negotiations must take place. Ehud Barak is correct re. closed doors. The key is getting the right host/facilitator. Someone alive on the Planet is divinely mandated for the job. He has been trained. He is fit, ready and able. His range of skill sets is unique. He has the right people to assist. He is on top of the issues. He has a very powerful ally. A new, divinely mandated command structure must be established . The presence of certain people in a place can shift the geometries. Some people hold the fabric of the universe together. Bring me and my team to Jerusalem tout de suite !

  3. “… in light of the events of the Arab Spring and in the wake of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Middle East policy speech “it is more urgent than ever to engage in meaningful negotiations and move the peace process forward.”

    in other words the more danger Israel faces from all the extra instability and unknowns around it, the more concessions they expect it to make to appease the poor Palestinians

  4. Matzav: Why do you keep allowing posts from this false Messiah Adam Neira? Judging from the time of his post he’s not even shomer shabbos, yet the nut is sure that he’s Moshiach.

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