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PFP welcomes peace developments in Middle East

posted Jul 28, 2010, 2:54 PM by Ejaz ur-Rehman   [ updated Jul 28, 2010, 2:56 PM by PFP Admin ]

LONDON: 28 July, 2010

Humanitarian organization Press For Peace (PFP) has expressed satisfaction over latest developments on Middle East Peace Process.

"Press for Peace (PFP) understands that direct peace talks are possible with the Israelis when settlement activities are frozen and Israel is cooperating with international peace makers,"

 Executive Director Press for Peace Zafar Iqbal said in a statement here on Thursday.

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas on Monday stressed that the Palestinians are ready for direct peace negotiations with Israel, denying he was avoiding such talks.

Iqbal expressed that Israeli PM's surprise visit to Jordan is yet another example that Israel is seriously engaging in the peace process.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has held talks with Jordan's King Abdullah II on the Middle East peace process during a previously unannounced visit to Amman on Tuesday.

"Press for Peace counts it another good opportunity to avail long lasting peace in Middle East." PFP head said.

This visit comes as Israel and the Palestinians are at loggerheads over holding direct peace talks and ahead of an Arab League.

He said the parties - Israelis, Palestinians, Arabs, Europeans and Americans - have really to engage in a meaningful peace process.