Israel looks to influence text of PA statehood resolution

29.08.2011                      29.Aw-Elul, 5771                      Jom Kippur Katan

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Israel looks to influence text of PA statehood resolution

Barak on Palestinian turn to UN: "It is very important that all the players come up with a text that will emphasize the quick return to negotiations."

In an indication Israel believes the Palestinian Authority will indeed take its quest for statehood recognition to the UN in September, Defense Minister Ehud Barak spoke in a meeting with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton Sunday about the need to influence the wording of the resolution likely to be brought to the world body.
Up until now senior Israeli officials have not talked – at least publicly – about trying to affect the wording of the text the Palestinians are expected to bring, concentrating instead on trying to get various countries around the world to convince the PA not to go that route….