Natasha Mozgavaya (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Netanyahu: Israel Will Work Closely With U.S. To Achieve Peace

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s administration pledged on Monday to work with the United States for Middle East peace shortly after U.S. President Barak Obama said he would push for Palestinian state. “Israel appreciates President Obama’s commitment to Israel’s security and to the pursuit of peace,” said a brief statement released by Netanyahu’s office following Obama’s comments.