Israel and Jewish Affairs

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Statement on Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

For Immediate Release
April 3, 2014

Toronto, ON – In response to news that Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations are on the verge of ending, David Koschitzky, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), issued the following statement:
“The Palestinian Authority’s inflammatory, unilateral actions announced on Tuesday have threatened to derail negotiations and beg the question: was the Palestinian leadership ever at the negotiating table in good faith? The addition of seven new ‘preconditions’ by Mahmoud Abbas following consultations with his negotiating team almost certainly dooms any prospect of continued negotiations and clearly demonstrates that the Palestinian leadership is simply not interested in peace.This is a shameful failure of leadership on the part of Abbas, one that – above all else – betrays the Palestinian people. http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/50830/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1238895