Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he was committed to continuing direct negotiations with the Palestinians, amid speculations that the renewed peace process was in danger due to Israel’s reluctance to renew its construction freeze in West Bank settlement.
Netanyahu made his remarks before entering talks with special U.S. envoy George Mitchell, who met a day earlier in Ramallah with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
“We are making efforts together with Senator Mitchell to continue to hold the talks with President Abbas,” Netanyahu said. “We want the talks to continue and I want this. We have a mission of peace.”