Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, Sunday, that if Israel wants to achieve a breakthrough in negotiations with the Palestinian Authority (PA), it will have to negotiate continuously without the PA seeking a new reason, every week, to withdraw from talks in order to continue their one - sided anti-Israeli measures. Lieberman made his comments during a meeting with Irish counterpart Eamon Gilmore.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Foreign Minister Gilmore, "The only way to enter into a discussion is through direct negotiations. Israel wants to do just that. We have our disappointments. One of them occurred this week when the Palestinian Authority's official television broadcasts a glorification of the killers who murdered an Israeli family." He added, "This comes on the heels of the Palestinian Mufti's call to murder Jews wherever they are. Also broadcast on official Palestinian Television. I think this is the wrong way to go. We demand a prompt condemnation; I hope you demand a condemnation because the only way to move to peace is to prepare our people for peace and not for brutal terror. We hope that these talks will continue. We're prepared to continue these talks, we hope the Palestinian Authority decides to resume the talks and back away from terror and glorification of killers."