Prosor: We're ready to renew talks 'tomorrow morning'

UN envoy says Israel ready to restart negotiations with Palestinians, after Netanyahu, Abbas each claim willingness to meet on sidelines of General Assembly in NY.

September 20, 2011 10:00
1 minute read.
Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor

Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor 311. (photo credit: Shahar Azran)


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

After both Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas expressed willingness to meet each other in New York, Israel's Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor called on Tuesday for a renewal of negotiations without preconditions as soon as "tomorrow morning."

Prosor told Army Radio that efforts to thwart unilateral measures "that don't contribute to peace," are ongoing in New York, where Abbas arrived Monday to bring the question of Palestinian statehood before the UN Security Council.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

Israel warns PA its UN bid could impact economic aid
IDF readies gestures to minimize violence after UN bid
Analysis: UN statehood and Durban III part of ‘one-two punch'

The Israeli envoy added that Israel's mission to the UN needed more help in carrying out its important task. "We need to give more resources and manpower to those standing on the diplomatic front."

Abbas met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday in New York and informed him of the Palestinian intention to apply for UN membership.

Netanyahu, who is scheduled to fly to New York late Tuesday evening, is slated to meet with Ban on Wednesday, a few hours after the prime minister meets with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the General Assembly meeting.

On Monday night Netanyahu called on Abbas to begin negotiations with him in New York that would continue in Jerusalem and Ramallah.

Netanyahu’s comments came in response to a filmed statement Abbas made on his plane to New York, saying “I’m ready to meet with [Netanyahu] at any time.”

No Netanyahu-Abbas meeting is currently scheduled during Netanyahu’s five-day trip to New York.

The Quartet on Middle East peace mediators met for the second straight day on
Monday night in new York, with a US official telling reporters that efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have been productive and should continue.

Herb Keinon contributed to this report.

Click for full Jpost coverage

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