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  2/12/2013, Adar 2, 5773

Report: PA Exerting Pressure on Israel via Europe


The Palestinian Authority is initiating pressure on Israel to resume negotiations via Europe, due to uncertainty about the purpose of the visit of United States President Obama in the region, according to a Tuesday-morning report in the Ma'ariv daily.

PA sources told the newspaper that after internal consultations, it was decided to promote another route, parallel to the U.S., to bring the major European countries to promote the political process. The sources said, "There were talks with officials from France and Britain, designed to try and lead to a thaw in the political deadlock and put more pressure on Israel from the direction of Europe for the renewal of negotiations. The Europeans expressed a genuine desire, during our talks with them, to promote the initiative and made ​​it clear that for political progress on the Palestinian matter is necessary."

Palestinians initiate pressure on Israel also from the direction of Europe to resume negotiations, due to uncertainty about the purpose of the visit of President Obama in the region. The newspaper reports this morning that "Ma'ariv".
Authority officials told the newspaper that after internal consultations, it was decided to promote another route, parallel to the U.S., to bring the major European countries to promote the political process. "There were talks with officials from France and the UK designed to try and lead a political deadlock thaw and put more pressure on Israel to Europe for negotiations. Talks Europeans expressed a genuine desire to promote the initiative and made ​​it clear that for political progress on the Palestinian is necessary," the sources said.