Benjamin Netanyahu says any Israeli-Palestinian peace plan would be subject to a national referendum

Originally posted on National Post | News:

Israel’s chief peace negotiator said Thursday it’s “good news” that the Arab peace initiative is negotiable and that Arab nations are supporting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians at a difficult time in the region.

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni told reporters after meeting Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday afternoon that it’s in the interest of Israel, the Palestinians and the international community to resume peace talks.

“We need to find a way to do so, and we’re working on it,” she said.

Livni said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry “is completely involved, determined” to restart negotiations which have largely been frozen since 2008.

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The original 2002 Arab initiative offered a comprehensive peace between Israel and the Muslim world in exchange for a withdrawal from all territories Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war. Sweetening the offer this week, an Arab League delegation said in Washington that final…

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