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Israelis and Palestinians Skeptical Ahead of New Round of Peace Talks

posted on July 22, 2013

The Associated Press reports, “Israeli and Palestinian officials voiced skepticism Sunday that they can move toward a peace deal, as the sides inched toward what may be the first round of significant negotiations in five years.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lowered expectations by saying his primary objective is to maintain national security and a Jewish majority in Israel. Netanyahu said, “It won’t be easy. But we are entering the talks with integrity, honesty, and hope that this process is handled responsibly, seriously and to the point.”

Read at The Associated Press