Israeli DM: No peace likely with Palestinians in this generation
Updated: 2005-10-28 15:24
Israeli Defense Minister Shaul
Mofaz launched a blistering attack on Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, calling
him "a one-man show" bereft of support from his own people and saying he sees
little chance that a permanent peace deal can be reached between the sides in
the present generation.
In an interview published Friday in Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot, Mofaz said
he had complained to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at a meeting in Cairo
Wednesday at Abbas' lack of leadership and Israel's increasing frustration with
"I'm not at all sure that we can ever reach a peace agreement with the
present Palestinian leadership," Mofaz told the paper. "We shall have to wait
for the next generation." He went on to say that for the time being the best
that could be expected was another round of interim agreements between the sides
rather than any final peace agreement.