Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Abbas says he ‘can’t allow even one concession; Netanyahu hopes PA president doesn’t ‘abandon road to peace,’ reiterates that agreement is possible in year.
“A promise is a promise,” Lieberman said. “We will not agree to any extension.”
Netanyahu and other government spokesmen said repeatedly after the moratorium was announced last year that it was a one-time gesture, and would last no more than 10 months.
Netanyahu, meanwhile, said in another meeting on Monday – this time with a private group called the Israel Security Council and headed by former National Security Council head Maj.-Gen. (res.) Uzi Dayan – that an agreement with the Palestinians was an Israeli strategic interest, but that what was important was not the agreement itself, but its implementation.
For that reason, it would be necessary to ensure that all security arrangements agreed upon be implemented on the ground, he said.