RAMALLAH, Feb 9 (JMCC) - Britain's foreign secretary William Hague is pressing Israel
and the United States to move forward with Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and warned Israel against using belligerent language.
In an interview with The Times en route to Jordan, Mr Hague said: Amidst the opportunity for countries like Tunisia and Egypt, there is a legitimate fear that the Middle East peace process will lose further momentum and be put to one side, and will be a casualty of uncertainty in the region.Read
He added: Part of the fear is that uncertainty and change will complicate the process still further. That means there is a real urgency for the Israelis and the United States.
Recent events mean this is an even more urgent priority and that's a case we are putting to the Israeli Government and in Washington.
Mr Hague responded to pronouncements by Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been urging his nation to prepare for any outcome and vowing to reinforce the might of the state of Israel.
This should not be a time for belligerent language, the Foreign Secretary said. It's a time to inject greater urgency into the Middle East peace process.
the article at The Independent...