Sunday, January 3, 2010

Lieberman: 'We've made enough gestures to Abbas'

(JPOST).Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday morning warned Mahmoud Abbas against ending security cooperation with Israel and said Jerusalem had made enough gestures to the Palestinian Authority president.

"We've made a series of gestures to Abbas, including [Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's policy speech at] Bar Ilan, the removal of West Bank roadblocks, the settlement construction freeze and allowing him to hold the Fatah conference in Bethlehem," he told Israel Radio. "We've made enough gestures."

"[And yet] I have heard Abbas recently threatening to end security cooperation with Israel," continued the foreign minister. "He's the only one who would lose out from that, both personally and from the point of view of the PA."