Ron Prosor, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, said, Thursday, that Wednesday evening's speech by United States President Barack Obama to the United Nations made the danger of a Palestinian Authority (PA) state achieved without negotiations perfectly clear. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, Prosor said it was important to remember a number of things following the important speech: There are no shortcuts to peace and we must sit down to negotiate. Israel lives with problematic countries which promote incitement against Jews and, in the long run, there must be an atmosphere around us of mutual tolerance.
Prosor said Israel just wants to negotiate and is not going to make sanctions against the PA. He added that the PA decision to run away to the U.N. and pressure Israel was unacceptable. Referring to the statehood bid as a violation of agreements signed between Israel and the PA, he said there was a price for one-sided violations and expressed hope that talks would continue next week.
To view an interview with Ambassador Prosor, click here.