MOSCOW, June 15 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian diplomat
gave a cautious reaction on Monday to the Israeli premier's
speech conceding the possibility of a Palestinian state, saying
the conditions he laid had out would not help resolve the
"This [speech] is undoubtedly a sign of readiness for
dialogue, but it does not open up the road to resolving the
Israeli-Palestinian problem," a Foreign Ministry official said.
In his speech on Sunday night, Binyamin Netanyahu said
Israel would accept a Palestinian state, but only one with no
army, no military pacts with other countries, that descendants
of refugees ousted in 1948 could never return, that Jewish
outposts will remain, and Jerusalem could not be the capital of
a Palestinian state.