PM’s readiness to negotiate peace based on Arab plan makes no waves

The world greeted with a yawn Tuesday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement from the previous day that the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative contains “positive elements” and that Israel “would be willing to negotiate on the basis of an updated initiative.”

While there were no reports of enthusiastic responses either in Western capitals or the Arab world, UN special envoy Nickolay Mladenov issued a statement praising the comments.


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