Tel Aviv announced officially, on behalf of its Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, that it rejects that Turkey plays the intermediary role which it has been performing to push for the resumption of peace talks between Damascus and Tel Aviv.
The Hebrew radio quoted Lieberman on Sunday, Nov. 22, as saying: "Turkey is no longer qualified to perform the role of mediator between Israel and Syria."
The Israeli Minister's remarks came at the same time when the Minister of Industry and Trade, Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, was starting an official visit to Ankara in his capacity as the head of an economic delegation. Ben-Eliezer said that he would work to restore relations between Ankara and Tel Aviv to their previous level.
On the other hand, the Israeli Foreign Minister said that he does not know that a new political plan may be presented by the Israeli president, Shimon Peres, to Egypt's President, Hosni Mubarak, during their meeting in Cairo on Sunday.
Source: Quds Press