Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Monday for direct peace negotiations with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, to be started in New York and continued in Jerusalem and Ramallah.
“Unilateral measures are not the way to advance peace between us,” Netanyahu said, referring to an Abbas plan to submit a member application for a state of Palestine to the United Nations Security Council on Friday.
It is not clear whether the Palestinian leader has responded to Netanyahu’s call for talks.
Just say no. Bibi wanted it all unilateral all the time till now- for his country. Now that Palestinians are on the verge of proving to the entire world that the entire world thinks they should be the recognized government of a Palestinian State (except of course for the spineless US Congress and Whitehouse and their Israeli masters), then carry through.
The US might veto the petition in the security council, but it will only thereby prove itself out of touch with the rest of humanity.