Home > News > World
Friday April 25, 2014 MYT 12:50:03 AM
Friday April 25, 2014 MYT 12:51:12 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would never negotiate with a Palestinian government "backed by a terrorist organisation" committed to Israel's destruction.
Netanyahu told NBC News in an interview that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas still had time to reverse course on his pact with Hamas and that Israel was willing to pursue "genuine" peace negotiations.
"I will never negotiate with a Palestinian government backed by terrorist organisation committed to our destruction," Netanyahu said.
"He (Abbas) still has the opportunity to reverse the course ... to abandon this pact. I hope he does it," Netanyahu added. "Because if we encounter a Palestinian leadership and a Palestinian government that is ready to pursue genuine peace negotiations, we are going to be there. I am going to be there."
(Reporting by David Brunnstrom; Editing by Doina Chiacu)
Death threats made to BBC chief after Clarkson axe
Brazil minister Levy privately criticized Rousseff - report
Iran, powers struggle to overcome disputes in push for nuclear deal
Nestlé rewards consumers with biggest promotion ever
The great South Australian adventure
Living away from Malaysia can trigger a lot of different longings
Counselling, games at college open day
Le partnership between DC Restaurant and Le Cordon Bleu a Goût tie-up
Visions of a digital future: 90s cinema and virtual reality
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)