July 16th, 2010
10:42 AM ET

Netanyahu, U.S. envoy meet

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell met on Friday to advance direct talks next month with the Palestinians, the prime minister's office said.

Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas haven't been talking directly.

They have been communicating only through Mitchell, who serves as a go-between for negotiations. Netanyahu has told Israeli Cabinet officials that he is ready to meet with Abbas at any time.

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  1. Mark

    You think change is coming? It already came. I clocked Benjamin when he and his wife were visiting the Obamas. See The Obamas tea with the Netanyahus.pdf at http://www.MohammedWasAnIdolater.com

    July 16, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    Earlier today likely 2012 Republican presidential candidate ole' Mitt Romney crowed before a group of Military defense contractors and the vast US Military complex providers stumping for political campaign funds stated that as a Republican president, he would greatly increase the number of America's existing Nuclear Weapons and he would green-light the creation of many additional new types of Nuclear Weapons!

    Ultra-right conservative war drumming Hawks like Benjamin Netanyahu could very well simply be going thru the motions of mouthing 'peace in the middle east' while actually doing virtually NOTHING and waiting for another war drumming Republican President to possibly be elected in 2012.

    President Obama should tell ultra-right conservative Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu that America at this time cannot afford to continue to give Israel Billions of free taxpayer dollars, US Military Weapons, Explosives, Bombs and hand him his hat and remind him to take his war drum with him on the way out the door.

    July 17, 2010 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jackie Ramos

    I do not blame Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu for what happened at the flottila. Israel is constantly under attack and they were in a holocost. Being of Armenian decent I know what it is like to be in holocost my grandparents were involved in it, as they watched the Turks massacre one million Armenians. He has to protect his country and all he wanted to do was just to check and make sure it was safe and that there were no arms in the flottila. The condemnation from the Turks, well they should be ashamed of themselves for not wanting to admit that they massacred one million Armenians and they refuse to acknowledge it and repent of what they did. I guess they can dish it out but not take it.

    July 18, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |