PM Netanyahu Meets with International Quartet Envoy Tony Blair
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this morning (Wednesday, 7 November
2012), met with international quartet for the Middle East envoy Tony Blair.
Following are their remarks from the start of the meeting:
Prime Minister Netanyahu: "I listened very carefully to President Abbas's
recent statements. I have a constant suggestion which I renew today – I said
it two days ago, I'm saying it again today. I think the best thing to do is
to sit down together, negotiate without preconditions, avoid unilateral
actions in the UN and try to get on with peace. That's my suggestion to
President Abbas, I hope you can help me with this."
Tony Blair: "First of all, I think the single most important thing now, that
President Obama has been re-elected, I think this gives us a great
opportunity actually to re-energize this process and to try to make sure
that we get back around the table and have a negotiation, and that is the
best and only way to try and create peace. So I'm looking forward very much
to the opportunity that now presents itself and I look forward to working
with you Mr. Prime Minister in order to achieve that."