Spokesperson of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Husam Zaki, stated Sunday that Cairo will be hosting the second round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas. The talks will be held at the Sharm Al Sheikh Egyptian report on September 14. The first meeting took place on September 2nd without achieving any progress. Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, and King Abdullah of Jordan participated in the talks along with the American envoy.
Zaki said that President Abbas will hold a meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and that U.S secretary of state, Hilary Clinton, will participate in the talks.
Meanwhile, Israeli Foreign Minister head of the Yisrael Beiteinu fundamentalist movement, Avigdor Lieberman, said that the talks have no chance of success.
During a meeting with party members, Lieberman said that a peace agreement with the Palestinians is unlikely to happen next year “or even next generation”.
He added that the only solution is a long-term agreement on certain issues without signing a permanent peace deal with the Palestinians and without withdrawing from the occupied territories.