‚Jewish state issue sank Quartet moves in the UN‘

26.09.2011                      27.Elul, 5771


'Jewish state issue sank Quartet moves in the UN'

Sources say parties remain far apart in effort to restart talks; Barak says that despite any doubts, Israel should adopt the Quartet's initiative.

The issue of whether and how to suggest that Israel should be a Jewish state ultimately sank diplomatic efforts to draft a substantive statement to revive peace talks, sources familiar with the matter said.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the sources said Israel and the Palestinians – and their effective proxies in the negotiations, the United States and Russia – remain too far apart on that issue and others….