Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz said Thursday that there could be no short cuts in negotiations with the Palestinians.
During a meeting with Middle East Quartet envoy Tony Blair in Jerusalem, Mofaz said: "We cannot go from the end to the beginning," adding that Israel did not need to make pledges and promises for the long term.
The transportation minister went on to say: "We must not yet deal with the core issues and definitely not with Jerusalem," Israel Radio reported.
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