Lieberman: We will ask US to stop foreign aid to PA

While meeting with French counterpart, FM says Israel has facilitated peace, while Palestinians "commemorate terrorists."

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January 20, 2011 18:35
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Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman (AP).

Lieberman 311 AP. (photo credit: AP)

 
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Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Thursday threatened to halt diplomatic relations with the Palestinian Authority and request that the US refrain from giving foreign aid to the West Bank government.

Lieberman said that while Israel has taken steps to facilitate peace with the Palestinians, the PA continues to "commemorate terrorists by naming streets and squares after them in their cities." 

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While meeting with visiting French Foreign Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie, Lieberman said that the current unbalanced situation cannot be allowed to continue.

Lieberman stated that the Foreign Ministry is preparing a report detailing Israeli and Palestinian activities since the current government was formed. The report is meant to show the large gaps in what the two sides have done to facilitate peace.

Earlier on Thursday, Allot-Marie met with President Shimon Peres. She was scheduled to meet with Defense Minister Ehud Barak in Tel Aviv later in the day. The two were expected to discuss renewing peace talks and other regional issues.



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