Ya’alon: ‘Every time, the Palestinians run away and try to blame us’

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon. Credit: Reuven Kapuscinski.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Palestinian Authority (PA) is a partner that only wants to receive, without giving anything in return, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Tuesday during a visit to northern Israel to observe a military exercise. 

Ya’alon said that Israel is in the midst of a crisis with the Palestinians regarding the peace process, as in recent months, the PA has told Israel that it is not prepared to discuss recognition of a Jewish state or giving up the “right of return.”

“I’m not a prophet of doom, I’m a realist,” Ya’alon said. “Unfortunately, on this issue, I find myself saying repeatedly, ‘I told you so.’ I wish the situation was different.”

“Every time, the Palestinians run away and try to blame us,” he said.

Posted on April 8, 2014 .