Foreign Minsiter Avigdor Lieberman 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Uriel Sinai)
Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel will not make any
additional compromises or concessions to the Palestinians in peace
talks, speaking at an Israel Beiteinu faction meeting on Monday.Unlike
the Palestinians, who he 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.
Palestinian leadership "spoke with former prime ministers Ariel Sharon
and Ehud Olmert without demanding a settlement freeze," he said,
asserting that the PA leadership should do the same with the current
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Lieberman said that the current government took a number of clear steps
in the two and a half years it has been in power, and mentioned that Israel Beiteinu accepted Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu's Bar Ilan speech and that the government had agreed to the
Addressing the rocket fire from Gaza in recent days that killed one
Israeli, the foreign minister said that איק 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. "They must be taken down and as soon as possible."
Referring to many near misses where rockets caused no injuries,
Lieberman said, "We have had a lot of miracles but God helps those who
Israel, he added, "cannot continue to live under fire."