Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday called on the Palestinian Authority to “stop wasting time talking about how to enter the peace process,” following a failed meeting between the U.S. Mideast envoy and the Palestinian Authority president regarding a restart of peace talks.
George Mitchell was unsuccessful in luring Mahmoud Abbas back to peace talks with Israel, as Abbas stuck to his insistence that an Israeli settlement freeze come first.
A statement released by the Prime Minister’s office reiterated the government’s readiness to enter into peace talks with no preconditions.
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