Netanyahu ready to resume negotiations ‘today’

Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is ready to return to negotiations with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as early as today, he said at the opening of Sunday's cabinet meeting, Army Radio reported.

If Abbas intends to advance the peace process, he should come back to the negotiation table, Netanyahu said, adding that it was the only place Abbas's true intentions can be discerned.

In an interview with Israel's Channel 2 that was aired over the weekend, Abbas urged a return to negotiations, saying that he did not want to return to his birthplace of Safed and that a Palestinian state would be established only within the pre-1967 lines. Abbas also said that as long as he is in power there will not be another intifada....

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