Netanyahu signals readiness to consider 2002 Arab peace plan

Reuters reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled readiness on Wednesday to consider a 2002 Arab peace plan whose terms were recently softened to include possible land swaps between Israel and the Palestinians.

“We are listening to every initiative – the Arab initiative has been mentioned – and we are prepared to discuss initiatives that are proposals and not edicts,” he said in a speech in parliament.

Netanyahu spoke during a debate on the plan, proposed at an Arab League summit 11 years ago. Israel had rejected the initiative that offered normalized ties for it with much of the Arab world, citing its call for complete withdrawal from land captured in the 1967 Middle East war as a main stumbling block.

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1 thought on “Netanyahu signals readiness to consider 2002 Arab peace plan

  1. Norman

    This is just more of the same from the Israeli leadership. The Palestinian leadership is willing to give up more for less, but in the end, they lose out, or to put it another way, Israel takes what it wants, tuff you know what if you don’t agree.

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