Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

PM: E1 plans don't preclude emergence of Palestinian state

ByJPOST.COM STAFF,
December 10, 2012 17:54

The suggestion that Israeli construction plans for the E1 area of Jerusalem preclude the eventual emergence of a Palestinian state is "simply false," Prime Minister Netanyahu asserted on Monday.

Netanyahu's comments came in the wake of widespread international condemnation of preliminary plans to build 3,000 new housing units in the corridor connecting Jerusalem with Ma'aleh Adumim.



Netanyahu reiterated that for four years his government has called for direct negotiations with the Palestinians; however, PA President Mahmoud Abbas has refused.

Additionally, he said, the PA had piled up numerous preconditions to prospective talks, including a construction moratorium in settlements, Israel's acceptance of the 1967 borders as a baseline for talks and the release of Palestinians jailed in Israel. He also named as obstacles to peace the PA's unwillingness to recognize Israel as the Jewish state or agree to end conflict.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
April 28, 2017
Denmark charges six men with training, fighting for ISIS

By REUTERS

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 13 - 27
    Beer Sheva
    14 - 23
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 13 - 24
    Jerusalem
    16 - 23
    Haifa
  • 22 - 33
    Elat
    16 - 31
    Tiberias