Israel may now be considering revisiting peace talks with Arab leaders. In a recently released statement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to a call from Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to resume peace talks. The new talks would center around the proposed 2002 peace initiative. The Daily Beast says that Israel would receive formal diplomatic recognition from Arab nations, and Palestinians would in turn receive statehood.
Netanyahu commented, “The Arab peace initiative includes positive elements that can help revive constructive negotiations with the Palestinians. We are willing to negotiate with the Arab states revisions to that initiative so that it reflects the dramatic changes in the region since 2002 but maintains the agreed goal of two states for two peoples … To this end, we welcome the recent speech by Egyptian President [Abdel Fattah] el-Sisi and his offer to help advance peace and security in the region.”
This statement arrives as international leaders from 20 nations are meeting in France today to discuss peace in the area. Both Israel and Palestine leaders will not be in attendance.
Meanwhile, tensions in the area remain extremely high as dozens of Israelis have been killed over the past few months in attacks from Palestine. Most of these attacks involved knives, and Israeli security forces have killed almost 200 Palestinians. Some were killed in police clashes, although most have reportedly been killed while preparing for attacks according to Israel.
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