FM Liberman expressed Israel’s esteem for those states which led the adoption of the final text and thereby prevented a further hardening of Palestinian positions, harming the possibility of renewing negotiations.

 FM Liberman reacts to the EU Statement

 

FM LIberman (Archive photo: Reuters)

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
 
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman stated today (8 December 2009) that he is pleased that the European Union Foreign Ministers did not adopt the inflammatory and one-sided Council of Foreign Ministers Statement, as it had originally been presented.
 
The statement declares that the central final status issues between Israel and the Palestinians should be determined only through negotiations between the parties, which constitutes a certain degree of improvement over past positions presented by Europe.
 
Israel would like to express its esteem for those states which led the adoption of the final text and thereby prevented a further hardening of Palestinian positions, harming the possibility of renewing negotiations.