Blair in Talks to Revive Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations

Tony Blair, envoy of the Quartet negotiating body, is still seeking to revive the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and stop the Palestinian statehood bid at the UN, according to Israeli news source YNet.

Yesterday Blair held a meeting with American officials to create a draft that would be agreeable to both sides.  This draft will be also presented to the Quartet commission this week in order to make real progress in the peace process.  Blair’s intention is to end the Palestinian statehood bid, according to the report.

The report adds that the Arab League meeting, which Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will attend later this week, will take into consideration Blair’s efforts and Palestinians reactions.

Meanwhile, Israeli President Shimon Peres made several calls to elicit support for the peace talks in order to stop the Palestinian move to the UN. Peres met with Blair and American special assistant to the president Dennis Ross to find out ways to resume the negotiations.

( / 12.09.2011)

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