Frattini advises Israel: Talk less about settlements

23.11.2011                      26.Cheschwan. 5772

Guter Ratschlag:

Frattini advises Israel: Talk less about settlements

Former Italian foreign minister predicts Palestinian unity deal will fail without Hamas recognition of Israel.

Regardless of whether Israel does or does not build in the settlements, it clearly needs to talk much less about the whole issue, Franco Frattini, Italy’s foreign minister until last week, told The Jerusalem Post Tuesday.
Frattini, who will be coming to Israel on Wednesday for a day’s conference in Tel Aviv on Israel, Russia and the EU sponsored by the Russian Institute of International Integration Studies and the Israeli Association of Russian Language Journalists, said the current diplomatic process suffered from a breakdown of trust exacerbated on the Israeli side by bombastic statements about settlements and on the Palestinian side by talk of a Fatah reconciliation with a non-repentant Hamas….