photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post/Israel Sun 08-06-2015 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the world to hold the Palestinians accountable for their continuing tactic of fleeing peace talks which Israel has always shown itself ready to engage in. Speaking ahead of a meeting with visiting Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaora'lek, Netanyahu voiced his commitment to a two-state solution, but said that the Palestinians refused to engage in direct talks. He listed the long line of Israeli prime ministers who have attempted to reach an agreement with the Palestinians to no avail."They ran away from Barak; they ran away from Sharon; they ran away from Olmert; they ran away from me. " Netanyahu called the Palestinian tactic "a perfect trap."  "What they do is they refuse to negotiate, refuse to deal with the framework of John Kerry, in the White House, run to Hamas, which calls for our destruction, go to the UN and try to get sanctions on Israel," Netanyahu said. "They refuse to negotiate and then try to get boycotts on Israel for there not being negotiations which they refuse to enter. Catch 22," he charged. "I think this cycle has to be stopped. I think we have to get back to direct negotiations without preconditions. I think it’s important that the international community stop giving the Palestinians a free pass," he said. ðúðéäå òí ùø äçåõ ùì ö'ëéä

Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post/Israel Sun
08-06-2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the world to hold the
Palestinians accountable for snubbing peace talks over the years.

Speaking ahead of a meeting with visiting Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir
Zaora’lek, Bibi a listed the long line of Israeli leaders who have attempted to
reach an agreement with the Palestinians.

He said “They ran away from Barak; they ran away from Sharon; they ran away from Olmert; they ran away from me. “

He said the Palestinian tactic  was a “a perfect trap” – because “they refuse to negotiate, refuse to deal with the framework of John Kerry, in the White House, run to Hamas, which calls for our
destruction, go to the UN and try to get sanctions on Israel.”
“They refuse to negotiate and then try to get boycotts on Israel for there
not being negotiations which they refuse to enter. Catch 22,” he charged.

Netanyahu then called for the cycle to be stopped, adding that there was a need to get back to direct negotiations without preconditions.  

He concluded by saying “the international community [should] stop giving the Palestinians a free pass”.