EU tells Israel: Mideast turmoil makes peace talks imperative
The European Union is telling Israel that growing instability in the Middle East makes it imperative to immediately resume the stalled peace process with the Palestinians.
Hungary's foreign minister Janos Martonyi, whose country currently chairs the EU, told his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday that time is pressing and that the Israeli-Palestinian talks remain the core issue.
Lieberman, who is holding talks with the EU as part of a decade-old association agreement, also said it was important to resume direct peace talks with the Palestinian Authority.
Palestinians insist they will not restart the talks until Israel halts settlement building in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which they want as a capital. Israel has accused the Palestinians of stalling and using the settlement construction as an excuse.
First give them everything, then negotiate - than they'll denounce any treaty and return to murdering you... hey, Israelis why aren't you making peace with these lovely people yet?
Oh yea, it might have something to do with this lovely looking guy: