Jerusalem: Israel's Foreign Minister says it is now up to the Palestinians to decide whether peace negotiations resume.
Avigdor Lieberman told Israel's Army Radio on Thursday that the "ball is in the Palestinian court”.
His comments came a day after Israel announced a 10-month halt in West Bank settlement construction. The Palestinians rejected the freeze because it did not include east Jerusalem.
The US has been urging the sides to resume peace talks and said the Israeli move could help them do so.
The Palestinians have refused as long as construction continues.
"What we could have contributed, we did," Lieberman said. "The Palestinians will make their considerations based on internal considerations that don't need to concern us."
First Published: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 13:14