Israeli FM: No Palestinian Peace, Just Manage Conflict

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Just hours before Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were due to meet in Jordan, Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday that the Palestinian Authority is not interested in making peace with Israel.

"The only way forward is to manage the conflict, and not to end the conflict," Lieberman said, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were meeting Monday for the second time in a week following a 16-month break in face-to-face talks.

There has not been any official details released about the Israeli-Palestinian meeting but one Israeli official told CBN News that what comes out of the talks "remains to be seen."

Lieberman said that the Palestinians only participated in the talks because they couldn't say no to Jordan's King Abdullah II.

Another Israeli official said the most interesting things about these talks is the venue - Jordan.

For years, he said, Jordan left the mediating to Egypt but now that Egypt is out of the picture, Jordan has stepped up to the plate.

It's not clear why, but some say it could be that Amman feels threatened by the renewed rapprochement between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas or simply by Islamic developments.

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