RAMALLAH, April 27 (JMCC) - Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas
said in a television interview Monday that he was prepared to start indirect talks with Israel
Speaking in an interview with Israel's Channel 2, Abbas said that he would bring the proposal for indirect talks to the Arab League on May 1 and hope for the group's approval.
The leader of the PLO
also said he was not interested in unilaterally declaring a Palestinian state, contradicting statements made by the Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad
in an interview with one of Israel's leading newspapers.
To read more
on Abbas' interview, go to Haaretz