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Prospects for the success of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations were downplayed by Prime Minister Netanyahu at his photo-op with President Obama following their meeting today. Here is what Netanyahu had to say about efforts to achieve peace with the Palestinians:
- “Twenty years of peace process were marked by many Israeli steps for peace but we got suicide bombers and rockets in return.”
- “It’s about time the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state – we have only been there for 4,000 years.”
- “The people of Israel expect me to stand strong against pressure and for the security of Israel.”
Note: Apologies for the irregular schedule of Round-Ups in recent weeks (due to winter colds,
international visitors, and now an impending snow storm). The Round-Up should return to its regular Friday
schedule starting next week.