Minister of Strategic Affairs Moshe "Boogie" Ya'alon said that "there is no chance in the coming years for a peace agreement with the Palestinians," he said to Army Radio on Tuesday.
Ya'alon said, "In the eyes of the Palestinians, the occupation started in '48 and not in '67. It is not only Hamas that thinks this way, but also [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas]. They need to be released from this delusion, from not recognizing Israel as the home of the Jewish people, and from from their readiness to agree that an agreement will be the end of all mutual claims, he said in the interview.
He concluded, "They have no interest in having Israel as a neighboring state."