Lieberman: 'There won't be another building moratorium'

During visit to Golan Heights foreign minister adamant that Israel will not be pressured, says pressure must be put on Palestinians.

November 11, 2010 13:55
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FOREIGN MINISTER Avigdor Lieberman

Lieberman talks to press. (photo credit: Pool/Haaretz, Tal Cohen)

Israel will not accept another moratorium on building in the West Bank, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Thursday in a speech in the Golan town of Katzrin.

He reportedly added that Israel will not be pressured, but that pressure should rather be put on the Palestinians.

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"No one can accept a situation in which we cannot build in Gilo or Har Homa. We will not accept any additional freeze – not for three months, not for a month, and not for a day. Whoever wants to pressure us should pressure the other side. As far as we are concerned, a long-term interim agreement should be discussed, because a permanent agreement is impossible."

Lieberman also said that Syria is not a partner for peace, because it supplies weapons to Hizbullah and other terrorists.

"Everyone asks, 'Is Syria a peace partner?' Only a political hypochondriac can say Syria is a peace partner, especially under the current regime," Lieberman said during his visit.

He suggested that the world read a French report on the transfer of weapons from Syria to Hizbullah and mentioning the presence of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad in Damascus.

"Israel's historic right to be located in the Golan Heights is known to everyone," Lieberman said.

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