Bibi: No Settlement Freeze Vote Without U.S. Offer in Writing

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Published November 21, 2010.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told lawmakers on Sunday that he had not yet received a written draft from the United States over a proposed package of incentives in exchange for a freeze on West Bank construction.

“We still have not received from the Americans a written summary of the principle understandings,” Netanyahu told eight MKs from his Likud party, adding that he would not bring the offer for cabinet vote until he saw the proposal in its entirety.

“I am committed to reaching the decision that best serves the State of Israel and its national interests, primarily security,” Netanyahu told MKs from his Likud party, many of whom oppose his willingness to agree to a 90-day construction moratorium.

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