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  9/23/2011, Elul 24, 5771

Portugal: Peace, Not a Piece of Paper


Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho of Portugal is scheduled to meet, Friday, with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Portugal holds a chair on the United Nations Security Council, which is apparently scheduled to discuss the Palestinian Authority's bid for statehood next week.

Coelho told Arutz Sheva, Thursday, that his country hopes Israel and the PA return to the bargaining table, adding, "We're not interested in a piece of paper but in peace. We have good relations with both sides and hope that if they sit together it will be good for everyone." Sources close to Coelho say Portugal is not likely to support the PA request.