Netanyahu and Obama set to meet to extend peace talks by one year. Photo Credit: AP
Negotiations with the Palestinians Set to be Put Off for a Year
Will Netanyahu and Obama agree on pushing back the deadline on the negotiations with the Palestinians by a year? So reports Deputy Prime Minister Ophir Akonis to the press adding, “There is not a conflict with the United States, but there are disagreements on core issues”.
In the next meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and American President Barak Obama, the sides will agree upon an extended time-period for the continuation of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, with Netanyahu’s office proposing a year-long extension.
In an interview given at an event over the weekend, Deputy Prime Minister Ophir Akonis stated in a speech, “There is not a conflict with the United States, but there are disagreements on core issues between us and them”.
Akonis continued to express his personal opinion in regards to the details of the agreement stating, “Israeli withdrawal to 1967 lines could be compared to a man jumping off the Azreali Towers (a set of tall buildings in Israel) to commit suicide. This was never the Likud’s policy and it never will be