Palestinian officials rejected Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech on Tuesday, saying it placed “obstacles” on the road to Middle East peace. Addressing US congress, Netanyahu laid out strict limits on the concessions Israel is willing to make.
REUTERS - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said explicitly for the first time on Tuesday he was prepared to give up some settlements for peace, but he laid out familiar demands unlikely to draw the Palestinians back to the negotiating table.
Though Netanyahu recognized in the clearest terms yet that Israel would have to abandon some Jewish settlements built in the occupied West Bank, he also insisted that others would be annexed under any future agreement.
Date created : 2011-05-25