Erekat: No Contradiction Between Statehood Declaration and Peace Process

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

Published July 06, 2011.

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat attended a meeting with U.S. officials at the U.S. State Department Wednesday, at which U.S. officials were expected to push the PA negotiator to accept American terms for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.

At the meeting with Erekat were Acting Middle East Envoy David Hale and diplomat Dennis Ross.

Following their meeting, Erekat said in a brief press conference that he does not expect the Quartet’s meeting scheduled for July 11 to “invent the wheel.”

“We are in contact with all Quartet members,” said Erekat, “All they have to do is to make the Israeli government accept a two-state solution based on ‘67 borders with mutually agreed land swaps, as President Obama outlined in his speech, and to stop settlement activity.”

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