Lieberman talks to press.
(photo credit: Pool/Haaretz, Tal Cohen)
Israel will not
accept another moratorium on building in the West Bank, Foreign Minister
Avigdor Lieberman said Thursday in a speech in the Golan town of
He reportedly added that Israel will not be pressured, but that pressure should rather be put on the Palestinians.
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"No one can accept a situation in which we cannot build in Gilo or Har Homa.
We will not accept any additional freeze – not for three months, not
for a month, and not for a day. Whoever wants to pressure us should
pressure the other side. As far as we are concerned, a long-term interim
agreement should be discussed, because a permanent agreement is
Lieberman also said that Syria is not a partner for peace, because it supplies weapons to Hizbullah and other terrorists.
"Everyone asks, 'Is Syria a peace partner?' Only a political
hypochondriac can say Syria is a peace partner, especially under the
current regime," Lieberman said during his visit.
He suggested that the world read a French report on the transfer of
weapons from Syria to Hizbullah and mentioning the presence of Hamas and
the Islamic Jihad in Damascus.
"Israel's historic right to be located in the Golan Heights is known to everyone," Lieberman said.