Netanyahu: Talks over settlement peripheral

[ 14/12/2010 – 11:22 AM ]


OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu has said that the US had finally reached the conclusion that talks over suspending construction in West Bank settlements was a “peripheral” issue.

Speaking to a business conference in Tel Aviv on Monday, he said that the “United States now understands Israel and the Palestinians must instead address the major issues that divide them”.

“To reach peace, (the sides) must discuss the issues that truly hold up peace,” he said. “I am glad we will begin discussing these issues. We will narrow gaps, and when these gaps are narrowed, we will proceed to direct talks whose objective will be to reach a blueprint for peace.”

Netanyahu: Talks over settlement peripheral.

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