Prime Minister Netanyahu welcomes the invitation of the United States to begin direct negotiations without preconditions.

 PM Netanyahu welcomes US invitation to begin direct talks

 

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu (Reuters archive photo)

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)
 
Prime Minister Netanyahu welcomes the invitation of the United States to begin direct negotiations without preconditions.
 
The Prime Minister has been calling for direct negotiations for the past year and a half. He was pleased with the American clarification that the talks would be without preconditions.  
 
The Prime Minister added that Israel wants to conduct serious and comprehensive talks. "Reaching an agreement is a difficult challenge but is possible. We are coming to the talks with a genuine desire to reach a peace agreement between the two peoples that will protect Israel’s national security interests, foremost of which is security."