Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Monday called on Arab states to engage her state in peace talks, ahead of an Arab League meeting of foreign ministers in Cairo.
"Just as Israel is giving the Palestinians a diplomatic horizon, the Arab states can give Israel a diplomatic horizon now instead of waiting for the end of the conflict," Livni's office quoted her as telling China's envoy to the Middle East, Sun Bigan.
Livni also urged Arab nations to back "moderate Palestinians" in an attempt to reach a peace deal with the Jewish state. "The Arab world will have to strengthen moderate Palestinians at the crucial moments and necessary compromises" in future peace talks, she said, according to AFP.
"There is no intention for the Arab states to replace the bilateral Israeli-Palestinian track, but they certainly can and should support it," she said.