The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday urged the Obama administration and Israel to define the Hebrew state's borders after Washington invited proposals to get peace talks back on track."We officially demand that the US administration and the Israeli government provide a map of the borders of the state of Israel which they want us to recognise," senior aide to Palestinian Authority chief Yasser Abed Rabbo was quoted as saying by AFP.
"We want to know whether this (Israeli) state includes our lands and houses in the West Bank and east Jerusalem," Abed Rabbo conveyed. "If this map is based on the 1967 borders and provides for the end of the Israeli occupation over all Palestinian lands... then we recognize Israel by whatever name it applies to itself in accordance with international law," he said.
"We are awaiting a response from Tel Aviv and Washington," he added.
When asked about Abed Rabbo's comments, senior Israeli cabinet minister Silvan Shalom said it was "unacceptable to return to the lines of June 1967." "There is a very large consensus in Israel on this point," Shalom told public radio.