Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned that Israel risks watching the
international community line up behind the Palestinians if negotiations are not restarted. Without an agreement, there is a possibility that support will increase for the Palestinians declaring a state unilaterally, he told the Cabinet on Sunday
Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Sunday said the fact that the Palestinians were considering such a move [unilateral declaration of statehood] proved that peace talks were preferable to unilateral acts.
"Without an accord, there is the possibility that support will grow for a unilateral declaration of statehood by the Palestinians, as well as the demand – which has already been heard – for a binational state as a solution," Barak added.
Thanks to Ahmed Moor.