Bibi to Mitchell: I'm Ready To Discuss All Essential Issues

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

Published December 13, 2010.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told visiting U.S. envoy George Mitchell on Monday that he was prepared to discuss all of the essential issues necessary for resuming negotiations with the Palestinians and reaching a peace agreement.

Ahead of their three-hour meeting, Mitchell emphasized that the Obama administration was intent on pursuing the goal of reaching a final Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty in accordance with the path the two sides laid our during their brief direct negotiations in September.

“In their direct talks, both sides decided together to pursue a framework agreement that would establish the fundamental compromises on all permanent status issues and pave the way for a final peace treaty,” Mitchell said. “That remains our goal.”

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