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Netanyahu settlement stand draws fire from all sides

Comments by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum make it clear he is against the establishment of a Palestinian state, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat has said. "Anyone who says they want the settlers to remain is actually saying they don't want the establishment of a Palestinian state," Erakat said in remarks published Monday in Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam.

Netanyahu settlement stand draws fire from all sides

Comments by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum make it clear he opposes the establishment of a Palestinian state, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat has said. "Anyone who says they want the settlers to remain is actually saying they don't want the establishment of a Palestinian state," Erakat said in remarks published Monday in Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam.

Netanyahu settlement stand draws fire from all sides

Comments by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum make it clear he is against the establishment of a Palestinian state, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat has said. "Anyone who says they want the settlers to remain is actually saying they don't want the establishment of a Palestinian state," Erakat said in remarks published Monday in Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam.

Netanyahu settlement stand draws fire from all sides

Comments by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum make it clear he is against the establishment of a Palestinian state, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat has said. "Anyone who says they want the settlers to remain is actually saying they don't want the establishment of a Palestinian state," Erakat said in remarks published Monday in Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam.

Israel's Peres opposes Netanyahu peace demand

Israeli President Shimon Peres privately opposes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's insistence that Palestinians recognise Israel as a Jewish state, saying it obstructs peace talks, local newspaper Israel Hayom said Wednesday. "In conversations held by Peres in the past weeks with senior diplomatic and political figures, he explained that this insistence by Netanyahu was 'unnecessary,' as he put it, since it could derail the peace negotiations," the paper wrote.

Iran's military nuclear bid 'will be stopped'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that Iran's atomic drive "will be stopped", a day after an interim agreement bringing sanctions relief for Tehran took effect. "Iran's military nuclear programme must be stopped, and Iran's military nuclear programme will be stopped," Netanyahu said at a joint news conference with his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper, without saying how. Israel has long warned that a nuclear Iran would pose an existential threat to the Jewish state, and has refused to rule out a military strike to prevent that from happening.

Netanyahu says EU states summon Israeli envoys over settlements

By Crispian Balmer JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday some European Union states had called in Israeli ambassadors to hear protests at Israel's latest announcement of settlement-building and he criticized the move as "hypocritical". Last week, Israel issued tenders for 1,400 new homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, part of the territory Palestinians want for a state. Most countries deem Israel's settlements illegal and an obstacle to peacemaking.

Israeli PM Netanyahu in Jordan for talks with King Abdullah

AMMAN, Jordan - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a surprise visit to Jordan on Thursday for talks with the king on the latest in the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, the Royal Palace said in a statement. The palace said Netanyahu and King Abdullah held talks behind closed doors about the "developments in the peace process" and Israeli-Palestinian negotiations sponsored by the U.S. The visit was not previously announced. Netanyahu made at least three similar visits to Jordan last year. There was no immediate comment in Israel on Thursday's visit.

Israeli PM Netanyahu in Jordan for talks with King Abdullah

AMMAN, Jordan - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a surprise visit to Jordan on Thursday for talks with the king on the latest in the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, the Royal Palace said in a statement. The palace said Netanyahu and King Abdullah held talks behind closed doors about the "developments in the peace process" and Israeli-Palestinian negotiations sponsored by the U.S. The visit was not previously announced. Netanyahu made at least three similar visits to Jordan last year. There was no immediate comment in Israel on Thursday's visit.

Israel to free 26 Palestinians on Monday

The 26 Palestinian prisoners Israel has agreed to free as part of ongoing peace talks will be released on Monday, a source in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said. Netanyahu had agreed to the release of 104 Palestinian prisoners in line with commitments to the US-backed peace talks, which resumed in July, and groups have been freed on August 13 and October 30.
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