Chief Palestinian negotiator says Palestinians have not seen any draft agreement, urges secretary Kerry to do “what’s needed”.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must prepare the Israeli people for the terms of a peace deal with the Palestinians, which until now he has not done, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said Wednesday morning.
“I haven’t heard any Israeli official from this government saying two states,” Erekat told Army Radio. “I haven’t heard any Israeli leader in this government saying East Jerusalem (as) the capital of Palestine. I haven’t heard any Israeli saying we recognize the State of Palestine’s right to exist in peace and security.”
What is needed, Erekat said, is for Netanyahu to make a public address explaining what a peace deal would entail.
“I want… (for) Mr. Prime Minister of Israel to address his people, to tell his people, to prepare his people for what is needed, yes and to say 1967. That’s what he needs to say,” he said, referring to the basic understanding that the frontier between Israel and a Palestinian state would fall more or less along the 1967 borders, with some territorial exchange.
This man Saeb Erekat is a funny character. He has the world record in the art of offering resignations, just to surface again a few days later.
Again, this man Erekat is back on the podium, hardly some weeks after he resigned as “chief negotiator” of the PLO.
It is not easy to negotiate with people who like to sit under the table. Or as Benjamin Netanyahu correctly said some years ago. “To negotiate with the Arabs, is like setting up a ladder into the three where he is seated. And the further up we set the ladder, the higher the Arab will climb”.
This man Erekat has also totally misunderstood the word “negotiations” for “dictate”. Whatever Uncle Sam, the sponsor of the PLO will say, must be made into a law. The winner of the 1967 war must accept defeat, and surrender to tho the terms set by the losers.
Funny that the World sees to buy this conditions. Only because it was the Jews who won the war. They are not supposed to win war, but to live in submission to “allah” and his messengers.
Written by Ivar