Dec. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said a peace agreement with the Palestinians under current conditions is not possible and any attempts to reach a deal in the coming year are “unrealistic.”
“Even if we offered the Palestinians Tel Aviv,” they would find a way not to accept a peace deal with Israel, Lieberman told an Israeli diplomatic gathering in remarks later broadcast on Channel 2 television.
The foreign minister also said Israel would not apologize to Turkey for its May 31 naval raid on a Gaza Strip-bound flotilla during which nine of its citizens were killed, and criticized what he called the “lies” of the Turkish government.
The office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later released a statement saying Lieberman’s remarks represented his personal views and not the policies of the government.
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