1967: The big questions – Part 3

Al Jazeera asks: What does the future hold for Arab-Israeli situation?

What does the future hold for Arab Israeli conflict?

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, prime minister of Denmark

“I urge all parties to do their upmost to ensure a fair and lasting peace.”





Salam Fayyad, minister of finance of the Palestinian Authority

“We have to keep on trying. That occupation has to end. We as Palestinians have to be able to live as free people in a country as our own.”



Shimon Peres, Israeli deputy prime minister

“It was a chain of mistakes on the part of the Egyptians – totally unnecessary. And all parties paid a very heavy toll.”





Rasheed Rasheed, Egyptian minister of trade

“People are fed up. They are seeing people on television at meetings and shaking hands all the time and nothing is happening.”





Shukat Aziz, prime minister of Pakistan

“We are all for peace in the Middle East. We want a peaceful solution for the Palestinian issue. The suffering for the Palestinian people must end.”





Saeb Erekat, senior Palestinian negotiator

“We don’t need new initiatives. The negotiations we have done now stand for decisions. Decisions require courage. And courage requires a two-state solution.”




Jacob Rosen, Israeli ambassador to Jordan

“The nature of discussions is that it’s give and take and hopefully we will reach some progress.”





Ephraim Sneh, Israeli deputy minister of defence

“The majority of both sides wants peace; want agreement, and it’s about time to do it.”






Zahi Khouri, Palestine Business Community for Peace

“Not being optimistic means losing hope. And losing hope means not worthwhile to live anymore. I am of those who will continue to be optimistic.




HH Sheikh Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, crown prince and commander-in-chief of the Bahrain Defence Force

“What we would like to see is a peace process that is vibrant, that is moving forward, that is effective, and that is building a better future for people of the region.”



Asma Khadra, former Jordanian minister

“We hope that we will see at least a real beginning of implementing the dream of all us to live in peace.”

Source : Al Jazeera

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