Deputy FM Elkin: Israel shouldn't negotiate peace that requires 'suicidal' concessions

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 2, 2014 08:59

Deputy Foreign Minister Ze'ev Elkin told Israel Radio on Thursday that while negotiating peace is good, it shouldn't be done "at the risk of suicide for the State of Israel."

Elkin said that the government should reject any bridging proposals that entail Israeli recognition of the pre-1967 ceasefire lines as the basis for a final agreement with the Palestinians.

In addition, Elkin told Israel Radio that Jerusalem must insist on retaining sovereignty over the Jordan Valley.

"We are ready to continue negotiating, but this government cannot commit to positions that completely contradict the principles of the Likud," Elkin said.


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