Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:50PM GMT
A political analyst says imposing sanctions on the Israeli regime is the only way to achieve peace for Palestinians, Press TV reports.
Commenting on the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks, Pamela Olson, author of the Fast Time in Palestine from Oklahoma, told Press TV on Wednesday that the Tel Aviv regime “doesn’t seem to have any impetus to make any compromises whatsoever.”
The analyst went on to say that the only way which “has any real possibility of working is the boycott, the investment sanctions initiative that was requested by the Palestinians in 2005 and it has since grown considerably.”
“The most important thing that I’ve seen on that front so far was very recent. The European Union has begun to not cooperate with Israel on certain projects, if they have ties to the settlements,” she added.
Olson stated that the Israeli regime does not intend to cease its illegal settlement constructions in the occupied Palestinian lands, while Washington fails to put pressure on Tel Aviv over its settlement activities due to pressure from the Israeli lobby.
On July 29, representatives of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Israeli regime started two days of US-brokered talks in Washington over the future of Israeli settlements on the occupied West Bank, the status of al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the fate of Palestinian refugees.
Most Palestinian factions have condemned the decision by acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas to restart talks with the Israeli regime.
Olson further described as “partial” Washington’s role in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
The Palestinian-Israeli talks were halted in September 2010 over disagreements on Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank.
Palestinians are seeking to create an independent state on the territories of the West Bank, East al-Quds (Jerusalem), and the Gaza Strip and are demanding that Israel withdraw from the Palestinian territories occupied in the Six-Day War of 1967.