Netanyahu fears ’surprise‘ for Israel in Quartet’s latest peace push

11.07.2011                      09.Tammus, 5771

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Netanyahu fears 'surprise' for Israel in Quartet's latest peace push

Foursome of Mideast peacemakers expected to include Obama's 1967 formula in statement set for release Monday afternoon.

The foreign ministers of the Middle East Quartet will be meeting Monday in Washington and are expected to release a statement endorsing U.S. President Barack Obama's May 19 speech on the Middle East, which called for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians on the borders of a future state based on pre-1967 lines with agreed-upon land swaps.
According to sources in Jerusalem, the Quartet, which consists of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia, will not invite the parties to a summit meeting but will instead send a delegation to the region to determine if the will exists and the time is ripe for renewed negotiations….