The Israeli Foreign Minister, Mr Moshe Dayan, has said that Israel will accept Palestinian participation in any negotiation aimed at bringing peace to the Middle East.
SV Dayan speaking.
DAYAN: I do hope that when we sit down together at the table they should come forward. There is a wide gap just now between what we say and what they say. But, you all have to realise that every national leader like President Sadat when he says something now is just the starting line and as long as he says he is ready to speak with us to negotiate peace...real peace... without any, conditions then it is a very good constructive situation. Even though he is not saying exactly what we say. There is a gap but that is what talks a are for. We do want to negotiate with the Palestinians. We do want to. We don't want... and we don't feel there is room for a separate Palestinian state. And I don't know of any responsible Arab (Indistinct) who thinks there is room for a separate Palestinian state on the narrow strip of the Western Bank and the Gaza strip. what we suggest is that negotiating countries...especially with Jordan......would include the Palestinians.
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Background: The Israeli Foreign Minister, Mr Moshe Dayan, has said that Israel will accept Palestinian participation in any negotiation aimed at bringing peace to the Middle East. However, Mr Dayan warned that Israel did not accept the establishment of a separate Palestinian state.