20.06.2011 18.Siwan, 5771
Ashkenazi: Palestine is inevitable, UN state bid is not
Former IDF chief says Israel must play an active role in peace process, reengage Palestinian Authority, bring Abbas back to negotiating table; Ashkenazi to Dagan: Keep opinions about Iran attack to yourself.
Former IDF chief of General Staff Gabi Ashkenazi said that a Palestinian state is "inevitable," and that Israel must take an active stance in seeking to reengage the Palestinian leadership in order to avoid a unilaterally declared Palestine in the UN this September, Army Radio reported Monday.
Speaking at an event in Toronto, Ashkenazi said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government could still avoid the UN Palestinian state bid if Israel opened up negotiations again with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas….