Peres: No Peace with the Palestinians

Ad Feedback - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli President Shimon Peres said there's no real chance of peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

The dovish president's remarks were made last Saturday evening at a dinner with the French and Jordanian ambassadors hosted by Defense Minister Ehud Barak at his Tel Aviv home.

Ali Ayed, an attorney who generally shares the president's dovish views, said Israel would not achieve a peace deal as long as Mahmoud Abbas was president of the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Barak supported Ayed's position, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz.

In remarks that surprised the other dinner guests, Israel's octogenarian president -- a long-time supporter of what he termed the "new Middle East" -- said the split between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah would prevent a peace agreement.

"It would be very hard to reach an agreement," Peres said, adding that the Palestinian people have no faith in Abbas.

Even if an agreement were reached, it wouldn't last under the weak PA government. Therefore, the chance of a peace deal is nil, he said.

Source: Haaretz

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  


Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

CBN News

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.