The new Israeli national unity government offers an opportunity to rekindle the stalled peace talks, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday, May 8, as he urged Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to return to the negotiation table, The Jerusalem Post reported.
PA spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaineh called on the Israeli government to immediately comply with all the obligations of the peace process to pave the way for the two-state solution and “the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital.”
Israel has insisted that talks should be held without preconditions. “The process is not stuck because of us, that is the truth,” Netanyahu said. “It is stuck because until the Palestinians have not decided to sit and negotiate with us.”