RAMALLAH, March 22 (JMCC) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
will touch upon the commitments he made to the United States in a Monday speech to the main US-Israel lobby group, sources in his office told the Jerusalem Post
One element that Netanyahu did not discuss at the cabinet meeting was the goodwill gestures he would make toward the Palestinians in advance of the proximity talks. These measures are believed to be the release of a number of Fatah
The confidence-building measures also include a pledge to open up the borders into Gaza
and allow in construction material to enable the building of a number of UNRWA projects there, including 150 apartments in Khan Yunis
The prime minister, however, conditioned this pledge on ensuring that there be no negative impact on security, or on efforts to free kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit.
Israel also made clear that it expected reciprocal confidence-building measures from the Palestinians, one diplomatic source said of Netanyahu’s letter to Clinton.
more at the Jerusalem Post