Friday, July 24, 2009

Netanyahu says he seeks peace with Palestinians

Reuters, By Dan Williams (23/7/2009) * Israeli prime minister says he seeks peace; no specifics * Netanyahu welcomes Bahrain call for "action in good faith" * Abbas aide says talks could resume "immediately" (Recasts with new quotes, details and background) HERZLIYA, Israel, July 23 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he hoped to forge peace with the Palestinians and welcomed Arab overtures as a possible starting point, but offered no details on how it could be done. The right-wing Israeli leader's comments came shortly before U.S. President Barack Obama's peace envoy, George Mitchell, visits the region for a new push to resume negotiations, stalled for months over controversy about settlement building... Click here for full story Click here for transcript of the PM's press conference