Arab League chief: 'The Israeli position on peace is negative'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 2, 2009 19:40

 
X

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 experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • 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

Arab League chief Amr Moussa was quoted on Thursday as saying that the appointment of Israel Beiteinu chair Avigdor Lieberman to the post of foreign minister had altered Israel's tone towards the Palestinians, rather than its policy. Reuters quoted Moussa as saying that the previous government did not abide by international agreements, and continued settlement construction in the West Bank. He also noted that Israel had not yet responded to the Saudi-proposed Arab Peace Initiative. Speaking to reporters in Cairo, he said, "In my opinion the previous government of Israel did not honor the understandings on which the Annapolis [peace] conference and process was based… What the new foreign minister in Israel is saying is putting that in a blunt, very aggressive way." Moussa was further quoted as saying, "The new style of talking is just a new style. It does not initiate a new position. We know the Israeli position is negative when it comes to peace, when it comes to initiatives of peace."

Related Content

A general view of Kabul January 31, 2010.
August 17, 2018
Afghan president congratulates armed forces for Ghazni victory

By REUTERS