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Sec. Clinton: Bibi’s Settlement Freeze Plan Is ‘Very Promising’

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to extend a freeze on West Bank settlements in return for diplomatic and security incentives.

“This is a very promising development and a serious effort by Prime Minister Netanyahu,” Clinton said, declining comment on the details of his plan but stressing that the United States was in close contact with Israeli and Palestinian officials.

We are going to continue to do everything we possibly can to get the parties to begin the kind of serious, end-game negotiations that are necessary” to end the conflict, she added.

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