At a briefing held today, Deputy FM Ayalon spoke about double standards of some members of the international community regarding Israel, the Palestinians and the Iranian issue.

 Deputy FM Ayalon briefs members of the foreign press


Deputy FM Ayalon (Archive photo: Reuters)

(Communicated by the Deputy Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Today, (Thursday, 15 April 2010), Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon gave a briefing at Mishkenot Shaananim in Jerusalem, where he talked about the double-standards of some members of the international community. "There is a sense of urgency in the international community to press for an enforced settlement between us and the Palestinians, compared to an indifference towards Iran," Ayalon said. "Some in the international community are demonstrating double standards."

"Instead of pressing for a forced agreement that will only be a failed peace, it is important to set timelines and to take a firm stance against Iran. Removing the Iranian threat will help support a settlement with the Palestinians and will cease its support for Hamas, Hizbullah and other terrorist organizations which undermine Israel."

"To reach a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians there must be trust and cooperation that can only be achieved through direct talks."