Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel should accept the Quartet's proposal to begin negotiations without preconditions, in an interview with Israel Radio on Sunday.
He said that even though he has reservations about the proposal drafted, he hoped the Palestinians would respond to the offer and would begin serious dialogue with Israel.
He said that it would be possible to open the talks on any subject, but from Israel's standpoint the most important issue was security arrangements. The foreign minister said he hoped the Palestinians understood that their interest was to focus on the political process and to postpone the vote on their statehood bid.
He warned that any one-sided move would lead to an Israeli response.