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Washington - White House Calls On Israel To Renew Long-Stalled Peace Negotiations

Published on: January 23, 2013 04:02 PM
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Washington - The White House on Wednesday renewed its call for a resumption of long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations in the wake of Israeli elections in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emerged the winner but with a weaker-than-expected showing for his right-wing bloc.

White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to speculate on Netanyahu’s efforts to forge a new governing coalition after center-left parties scored surprising gains but said President Barack Obama would likely call the prime minister to congratulate him on his election win.

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“We believe that what needs to take place is direct negotiations between the two parties (Israelis and Palestinians) that addresses the final-status issues and results in a two-state solution,” Carney told reporters when asked about the possible consequences of the election for moribund peace efforts.

Obama in his first term failed to make progress in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking but his administration has signaled that it may make another peace push in his second term, which started with his inauguration earlier this week.


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 Jan 23, 2013 at 04:14 PM Anonymous Says:

It didn't work for any president before him. Why does he think he is different. How could u make peace with people who consider suicide bombers as normal activity. 75,000 people killed hundreds of thousands wounded by assad. Not one word from the u.n. or u.s. or the world

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 Jan 23, 2013 at 05:06 PM Abraham Says:

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Albert Einstein

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 Jan 23, 2013 at 05:48 PM Anonymous Says:

Always Israel is the problem. obama does not want to change his liberal anti-Israel ways. The plo or hamas or hizbullah have only one agenda and that is to kill all the Jews. Hitler's sons are still alive

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 Jan 23, 2013 at 06:29 PM victorg Says:

Under what Palestinian-drawn set of preconditions?

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 Jan 23, 2013 at 09:37 PM Anonymous Says:

Did we suggest that Algeria (or Mali) negotiate with Al Quaeda? Have we forgotten that Chamberlain negotiated with Nazi Germany?

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 Jan 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM Yawvous Says:

The ironic point here is that Netanyahu is calling the Palestinians to the debate table and THEY refuse. And now Obama & Co are blaming Israel for that? How about placing the debt where it is due?

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 Jan 24, 2013 at 10:54 AM Barry521 Says:

With the arrogance, and lack of humility from this self proclaimed messiah.
He is like an emperor who struts about with a magnificent crown upon his head, while he yet remains barefoot.

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 Jan 25, 2013 at 09:25 AM bewhiskered Says:

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Barry521 Says:

With the arrogance, and lack of humility from this self proclaimed messiah.
He is like an emperor who struts about with a magnificent crown upon his head, while he yet remains barefoot.

"With the arrogance, and lack of humility from this self proclaimed messiah."

Come on, Clem! Why don't you say what you really mean? Stop this 'proclaimed Messiah' sop, and use the big 'N' word, which is what you're too much of a coward to say! Whether you like it or not, President Obama beat your GOP/Baggers (KKK) twice! That idiot Palin woman said "The President is shuckin' and jivin," crazy Michele Bachmann said, "Black families were stronger during slavery than now," Ayatollah Santorum said that he didn't want to give black people other people's money, that serial adulterer Gingrich who was drummed out of the House, called President Obama a food stamp president, that disgraced Sunnunu said the President was lazy and un-American, and the best you can do is call him a self proclaimed Messiah? Coward!

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