It is clear that we have reached a dead end in peace negotiations with the Palestinians, Strategic Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday.
Lieberman told the cabinet that reports from the negotiating team showed that the "minimum [demands] of the Palestinians are more than the maximum [concessions] of Meretz Chairman Yossi Beilin."
"We have to leave the peace talk plain and move over to the security plain - a comprehensive operation in Gaza in order to stop Kassam and mortar shell attacks," continued the strategic affairs minister.
Lieberman repeated his demand that "the Palestinians must recognize Israel as a Jewish state as a condition for any negotiations."
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