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‘Peace with Palestinians, Forbidden’

Monday 27 December 2010

‘In a further blow to peace in the Middle East, Israel’s foreign minister has ruled out a comprehensive agreement with Palestinians as “impossible” and “forbidden.”

“It’s not only that it is impossible” to reach an overall agreement, the Associated Press quoted Avigdor Lieberman as saying on Sunday. “It is simply forbidden,” he told a conference of Israeli diplomats.

Labeling the Palestinian Authority (PA) as illegitimate, Lieberman urged that instead of a full peace deal, Tel Aviv seek a long-term, interim agreement on security and economic matters.’

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