Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday that any unilateral step by the Palestinians will be countered by a unilateral step from Israel. "The Americans also understand that unilateralism buries any chance for peace. They would find themselves in an uncomfortable position faced with a one-sided move," Lieberman said.
The foreign minister addressed negotiations with Syria and commented that Israel would be willing to negotiate with no pre-conditions. "The Syrians aren't ready for modernization since their initial interest is to preserve the regime. Just talking of negotiations allows them to enter the international community," the minister said. (Attila Somfalvi)