Palestinian leadership to convene over Netanyahu's speech

09:21, May 26, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

The Palestinian leadership will convene on Wednesday in Ramallah to review the recent speeches of U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to sources close to PNA President Mahmoud Abbas.

Abbas will chair the meeting that will be attended by members of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), as well as members of Fatah's central committee, the source added.

On Tuesday, Netanyahu spoke to the U.S. Congress, reiterating that Israel cannot withdraw to its 1967 lines, in response to Obama's speech in which he urged Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace talks with the 1967 borders as the baseline of the negotiations.

But the U.S. president also said Palestinian efforts to get the UN recognition of statehood in September and the attempts to isolate Israel internationally would fail.

Meanwhile, Palestinian negotiator Mohammed Shtayeh said in radio that the leadership is determined to approach the UN recognition of an independent state, saying that the move would not contradict with the resumption of peace talks.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
Wen Jiabao attends trilateral leaders' meeting of China,Japan and ROK
 
The Third China-U.S.Strategic and Economic Dialogue
 
     
 
 
 
  Weekly review  
 
May 20   World Economic Forum China office marks fifth anniversary
 
May 18   China, Pakistan joined in bonds of brotherhood
May 20   'Central axis' of Beijing applies for world cultural heritage
May 20   In pictures: Int'l 'Financial Security' symposium opens in Beijing
May 21   The week in pictures
May 16   Beijing aims for massive influx of overseas talent in 2011
May 16   Singapore election coverage shows Western arrogance
May 16   Chinese naval helicopter conducts target practice in Gulf of Aden
May 17   Strategies for harmony between militaries of China, US
May 17   Pakistani Prime Minister hails China as true friend
 
     
 
 

(Editor:燕勐)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • 3rd Anniversary Of Wenchuan Earthquake
  • Third China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • World No. 1 Wozniacki edges into French Open third round
  • China pledges stronger IPR protection as Microsoft CEO visits
  • HK Int'l Art Fair kicks off
  • Obama, Cameron call Britain-U.S. relationship "essential"
  • NBA star Scola visits primary school in China
  • Chinese top legislator meets Speaker of South African National Assembly
Hot Forum Dicussion