The main Palestinian negotiator asks U.S. to recognize the Palestinian state

The main Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erakat urges U.S. to recognize a Palestinian state within 1967 borders, denouncing the “dictates” of Israel.

Senior Israeli and Palestinian officials go to Washington to try to save peace talks after U.S. failure to obtain blocking Israeli settlement in the West Bank.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who demanded a moratorium before the resumption of direct negotiations, spoke Wednesday of a “difficult crisis.”

One of the main American negotiator, Saeb Erakat, is to go to Washington to meet with Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. And Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, will go to U.S. for talks with senior U.S. representatives. In parallel, U.S. Middle East envoy, George Mitchell, will be received by Abbas in Ramallah.

Washington announced Tuesday it will waive the condition to block colonization and will focus on “core issues” of Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

One of the Palestinian negotiators, Yasir Abed Rabbo, called into question the ability of the U.S. President, Barack Obama, to facilitate the peace process.

Saeb Erakat urged the United States, in response to the “dictates” of Israel, to recognize a Palestinian state ‘within the 1967 borders. ”

“The peace process is in serious trouble, and by Israel of sabotaging U.S. efforts in the region puts a real crisis,” warned Erakat.

The negotiations, re-launched on September 2 in Washington, after a 20-month stalemate, is suspended from the end of September, the Palestinians refused talks as long as Israel continues colonization.

The Israeli government and settlers’ associations have welcomed the new U.S. position. “Israel has done well that has not bowed to pressure foreign and extremist Americans, and the sky did not fall. Americans do not even have criticized us,” said a representative of the settlers, Danny Dayan.

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Posted by E.Hillwig on Dec 9 2010. Filed under Featured News, Politics. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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