‘US, EU to test Israel’s sincerity on Palestine after elections’

The honeymoon period for any new Israeli government will be short, and neither the EU nor the US will have much patience for promises of developing new policies toward the Palestinians, according to Western diplomatic officials.

Israel will need an initiative to convince both the EU and US of its seriousness in working toward a two-state solution, the officials said.

This sentiment was also articulated earlier this week by former US peace negotiator Martin Indyk, who said at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv that after the election the prime minister, “whoever it is, needs to come to Washington immediately and recruit the American president to a serious, substantive, viable initiative – an Israeli initiative, which the Americans can get behind.”

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/US-EU-to-test-Israels-sincerity-on-Palestine-after-elections-391646

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