Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, deemed U.S. special Mideast envoy George Mitchell’s vision of peace within two years an “unrealistic goal”.
Oren told The Washington Post in remarks published Monday that Mitchell’s timetable “is unrealistic and might prove counterproductive.”
“We know from our experience that state-making takes a long time,” he added.
Oren’s response came two days after Mitchell suggested that Barack Obama’s administration was free to withhold loan guarantees from Israel should the latter delay the peace process any further.
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