Senior Palestinian officials will come to Israel this upcoming weekend for unofficial talks concerning the renewal of state peace negotiations. American envoys George Mitchell and Dennis Ross are also expected, Israel Radio reported Thursday.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Palestinian Authority yesterday that the responsibility for advancing the peace process is on them, and that the Israeli government is consolidated, stable, and ready to negotiate. "They cannot wait to get better conditions from anyone else, this is the government with which to talk."
Netanyahu made these comments after approving the appointment of the new Independence faction ministers, headed by Ehud Barak.