PM: Peace can't be achieved unilaterally in the UN

September 16, 2011 20:06

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that "peace cannot be achieved by going unilaterally to the United Nations and joining forces with terrorist Hamas," in a statement responding to an earlier speech by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday.

A statement from PMO spokesman Ofir Gendelman added that "peace can only be achieved through direct negotiations with Israel, but the Palestinian Authority and its president have avoided them consistently."

He added, "When the PA abandons its futile moves, such as going to the UN, it will find Israel as a partner for direct negotiations for peace."

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