Israeli Amb. Oren: Palestinians Shouldn't 'End Run' Peace Process

Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 04:28 AM

By Hiram Reisner

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Israel’s ambassador to the United States Michael Oren said Wednesday though Israel is committed to peace and a two-state solution with the Palestinians, trying to “end run the process” at the United Nations is not the proper way to reach a solution to the decades-old impasse.
 
“Israel has committed to sit down with the Palestinians and work out all of our differences — and they are complicated differences indeed — and we’re committed to reaching a two-state solution,” Oren told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “Prime Minister Netanyahu has said that he’s willing to meet President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority anywhere in Jerusalem — in Ramallah, if he has to — to sit down and work out all these differences and reach a true and durable peace agreement.

“Now, there’s only way to reach that agreement is by negotiating directly — we say it, President Obama says it — and the Palestinians are going to try to end run that process and try to get a state created through the U.N,” Oren said. “It’s not going to bring about peace — it’ll bring about just the opposite of peace — we hope that doesn’t happen.”

Van Susteren asked Oren if Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas does not ask the U.N. to vote for an independent state in his speech Friday, would it spark further violence and the possible upsurge in popularity for the terror group Hamas.

“Hamas is an organization committed to Israel's destruction and committed to the destruction of the Jewish people worldwide — it’s a genocidal organization,” Oren said. “We want {Abbas’] strength to derive from the fact that he’s sitting down with us and working out, again, these very complex issues that we have with one another, so that he can go back to his people and say: ‘Listen, I’m not giving you a fake state, I’m going to bring you a real state with real peace and a real future for your children, just like Israelis want a future for their children and grandchildren.’

“And we’re going to give you an economy like Israel has — we’re going to give you security like Israel has” he said. “That’s true strength, Greta.”

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