US waiting for Israeli response on negotiating framework

11.06.2011                      09.Siwan, 5771                      Beha'alotcha

Diplomatie:

US waiting for Israeli response on negotiating framework

White House advisor tells Jewish leaders if Israel accepts Obama's 1967-lines platform for peace talks, Palestinian leadership may be convinced to avoid September UN state bid, restart peace negotiations.

After laying out a vision for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, the White House is now hoping Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will decide to accept that framework for negotiations, a senior US official told Jewish leaders Friday.
The message seems to place the onus on Israel for moving forward with an overture toward the Palestinians, which the US would like to see as part of its effort to create momentum in the peace process that would convince the Palestinians not to seek a unilateral declaration of statehood at the UN this September….