Netanyahu to Czech FM: Palestinians set ‘perfect trap’ on peace talks

Czech Republic Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek (left) with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday in Jerusalem. Credit: Israeli Prime Minister's Office.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to The Palestinian Authority rejects peace talks with Israel and then tries to get boycotts imposed on the Jewish state over the absence of peace talks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told visiting Czech Republic Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek in Jerusalem on Monday, calling the situation a “perfect trap.”

“We want two states for two peoples: a Jewish state, a Jewish nation state—Israel, living in peace with a demilitarized Palestinian state,” Netanyahu said. “Unfortunately, the Palestinians don’t negotiate. They ran away from negotiations. They ran away from [Ehud] Barak, they ran away from [Ariel] Sharon, they ran away from [Ehud] Olmert, they ran away from me. ... What they do is they refuse to negotiate… run to Hamas, which calls for our destruction, go to the U.N. and try to get sanctions on Israel. They refuse to negotiate and then try to get boycotts on Israel for there not being negotiations which they refuse to enter. Catch-22.”

Posted on June 9, 2015 .