Barak: Mideast peace does not go against Israel’s security interests

07.03.2011                      01.Adar ll, 5771


Barak: Mideast peace does not go against Israel's security interests

In wake of Netanyahu plan to announce new peace plan in May, Defense Minister says that would be 'too late,' urging an immediate return to peace negotiations.

A peace agreement with the Palestinians does not stand in contradiction with Israel's security needs, Defense Minister Ehud Barak told Israel Radio on Monday, saying that immediate action needed to be taken to advance peace efforts.
Barak's comments came after sources in the Prime Minister's Office said last week that the PM was considering a plan to cooperate with the Palestinians on the establishment of a Palestinian state with temporary borders, as part of an interim peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority that would be implemented immediately….