Palestinians Plan Diplomatic Steps to Put Israel Under ‘International Siege’ – Haaretz Daily Newspaper

Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat to meet Netanyahu’s envoy in Jordan Tuesday for preliminary talks aimed at setting an agenda for peace negotiations.

By Barak Ravid, Avi Issacharoff and Natasha Mozgovaya

01/02/ 2012

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s envoy Isaac Molho will meet with top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Amman Tuesday for preliminary talks aimed at setting an agenda for peace negotiations, even as the Palestinians are preparing a diplomatic campaign that aims to put Israel under “a real international siege.”

Among those who have been pushing hard for the meeting Tuesday, the first official meeting between Israeli and Palestinian representatives in several months, are Jordan’s King Abdullah and Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh and the Quartet’s Mideast envoy, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Senior Israeli officials said there was very little chance that the meeting would lead to the renewal of negotiations.