- Published on Thursday, 12 April 2012 10:56
On Thursday, 12th April, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called to raise the level of negotiations with Palestinians by proposing direct negotiations with the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Haaretz newspaper published on its website on Wednesday, that Netanyahu will give up on the Palestinian recognition of as "Jewish state" until negotiations reach an advanced level.
The statement, issued from sources in Netanyahu's office, arrived hours after the press release from the foreign ministers of the International Quartet was issued, in a meeting that was held in Washington about concerns of the continuation of violence and the encouragement given to settlers to assault and attack Palestinians in the West Bank, calling for resuming Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations.
In the same context, Israeli media said that Netanyahu will suggest during his Palestinians counterpart Salam Fayyad's visit next Tuesday, that they raise the level of negotiations between the two parties and resume direct negotiations between Netanyahu and Abbas. Netanyahu will meet Salaam Fayaad and a Palestinian delegate in his office on 17th April, and will hand Abbas the paper about the negotiations that have been hindered since the exploratory meetings that were held in the Jordanian capital, Amman on 25th January,2012.
After the expected meeting with Netanyahu, the special envoy, Yitzhak Molcho, will give Abbas a paper that includes Israel's attitude concerning the issues of borders and security arrangements.