PM's spokesperson slams PA for saying it is near collapse

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 20, 2011 10:11

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The Prime Minister's spokesperson to the Arab media criticized Tuesday the Palestinian Authority for saying it is on the verge of collapse while simultaneously rejecting "Israel's repeated calls for peace talks."

"PA official [Saeb] Erekat says [sic] PA will collapse without the peace process, so why do they keep on rejecting Israel's repeated calls for peace talks?" spokesperson Ofir Gendelman tweeted.

On Monday, Erekat said in Bethlehem: “It is impossible to sustain the Palestinian Authority under the status quo. It cannot be maintained," adding that his comments were not meant as a threat, but rather a description of what would occur in the absence of peace.

Israel has said it would return to the negotiating table as long as there are no preconditions for peace talks.

The PA has said it would negotiate as long as Israel stops settlement construction and agrees to pre-1967 borders for the eventual Palestinian state.

Tovah Lazaroff contributed to this report.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 17, 2018
Knesset approves 'Breaking the Silence Law' in third reading

By MAARIV ONLINE