Barak Calls for Peace, October 30, 2000
As the Knesset resumed after a
three-month recess, Prime Minister Barak’s office issued a statement on the
Prime Minister Barak added that any government led by him, regardless of
its composition, will be deeply committed to the diplomatic process.
If the Palestinian violence and incitement decrease, and they honor the
Sharm understandings, and there is the possibility of considering the
continuation of the diplomatic process in light of circumstances and the
lessons of recent weeks - Israel will regard this as positive. However,
if the violence continues and it becomes clear that there are no grounds
for diplomatic discussion, the emergency situation will continue may
Prime Minister Barak said that he is acting to expand the government
since the emergency situation requires all of us to lay aside petty
politics and added that Israel - in any event and regardless of the
composition of any government led by him - is deeply committed to, and will
strive for, peace and the strengthening of its security and vital interests.