Abbas proposes Israel peace talks after UN vote on ’nonmember state‘ status

10.10.2012                      24.Tischrei. 5773                      Isru Chag

Diplomatie:

Abbas proposes Israel peace talks after UN vote on 'nonmember state' status

Officials said Abbas believes a settlement freeze would no longer be a condition of negotiations if he receives UN recognition of a Palestinian state that includes all of the West Bank.

The Palestinian president appears to be backing away from his longstanding demand for Israel to halt West Bank settlement construction before peace talks resume….