Conditions and more Conditions Does Israel even want peace I wounder

  1. dutchman1951 profile image60
    dutchman1951posted 6 years ago

    new release from Yahoo below: It makes you wounder why no sincerity, this is going to go on for ever at a high cost to all. It has to end

    JERUSALEM – Israel's prime minister on Monday offered to extend a moratorium on Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank, but only if the Palestinians meet his demand to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

    With the proposal, Benjamin Netanyahu attempted to deliver a creative way to end an impasse over settlement construction that has stalled Mideast peace talks just a month after they were launched at the White House. But with its tough conditions, it was swiftly rejected by the Palestinians.

    Netanyahu has been under heavy international pressure to renew a just-expired 10-month slowdown on West Bank settlement construction. The Palestinians say they will walk away from the talks if the curbs do not remain in place.

    Netanyahu, who leads a pro-settler coalition of religious and nationalist parties, has so far resisted the calls, but has signaled he is open to a compromise. U.S. mediators have been offering a series of vague assurances on the security and diplomatic fronts to mollify Israel, but so far a deal has been elusive.

    1. Jim Hunter profile image61
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "But with its tough conditions, it was swiftly rejected by the Palestinians."

      Recognizing Israels right to exist is a "tough condition"?