FM: Palestinians will not see any more Israeli compromises

Lieberman says that Israel will not make any more concessions to Palestinians in peace talks; says Hamas must be taken down.

October 31, 2011 15:42
1 minute read.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman [file]

Foreign Minsiter Avigdor Lieberman 311 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS/Uriel Sinai)


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 experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • 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

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said at an Israel Beiteinu faction meeting on Monday that Israel will not make any additional compromises or concessions to the Palestinians in peace talks.

“The ball is in the Palestinians’ court,” he quipped.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

IDF prepares for Gaza escalation as ceasefire attempted
Lieberman on rocket fire: We don't want escalation

Lieberman said that the current government took a number of clear steps in the two and a half years it has been in power. He also noted that Israel Beiteinu accepted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Bar- Ilan speech and that the government had agreed to the Quartet’s stance.

Unlike the Palestinians, whom Lieberman slammed for rejecting a recent set of Quartet parameters for restarting peace talks, Israel reacted immediately to the proposal and said it was ready for direct negotiations.

Lieberman added that the Palestinians waited until an excuse – continued construction in Gilo – presented itself days later and then refused to negotiate.

The foreign minister used this as an example of the many times in which he said the international community was not balanced in its examining of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

The Palestinian leadership “spoke with former prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert without demanding a settlement freeze,” he said, asserting that the PA leaders should do the same with the current government.

Addressing the recent rocket fire from Gaza that killed one person, the foreign minister said that the only solution was to end Hamas’s rule over the strip.

“The goal of the State of Israel should be to take down the Hamas regime in Gaza,” he said.

Related Content

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
August 31, 2014
Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN