‚Jewish state issue sank Quartet moves in the UN‘

26.09.2011                      27.Elul, 5771

Diplomatie:

'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….