"The Annapolis peace parley is not a scientific experiment and the Israeli people are not guinea pigs," Public Security Minister Avi Dichter said overnight Saturday, in an AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) conference in Philadelphia.
Dichter further stated that the conference "must enable both sides - Israel and the Palestinians, with the assistance of the US, the Quartet and the moderate Arab nations - to finally start implementing the first stage of the road map."
The minister added that the Palestinians must establish law enforcement bodies such as police forces, courts and "real prisons", before negotiations on a final status agreement can begin. Without such bodies, Dichter said, any declarations by the Palestinians have no merit.
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