Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) are committed to peace. This was said in a joint statement issued after a meeting of the PNA Mahmoud Abbas [Unlink]
with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Molho.
Molho May 12 sent a letter to Abbas from Benjamin Netanyahu [Unlink]
in response to the message of the PNA Chairman directed the Israeli leadership in mid-April.Following this meeting the parties stated that they were "committed to the achievement of peace and hope that an exchange of letters between President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu will move towards this goal. "The content of the response letter, as well as the message Abbas has not been formally communicated,
According to Israel Radio, Netanyahu urged the head of the PNA for the early resumption of direct peace talks without preconditions. Earlier, the Palestinian side has repeatedly stated that before they start a peaceful dialogue, Israel must recognize the fundamental principles of the settlement, to meet the requirements of improving the content of Palestinian prisoners and to stop construction in settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. If the answer is, warned in April the head of the PNA, he will be forced to continue efforts to obtain the independence of Palestine [Unlink]
through the UN and its structure.