Latest News:  


Netanyahu discusses peace talks with Obama


08:12, March 21, 2013

JERUSALEM, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a closed-door meeting with visiting U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday evening, during which they discussed Iranian nuclear program, the Syrian crisis and Mideast peace talks.

At a joint press conference with Obama after the meeting, Netanyahu reiterated that Israel has the right to defend itself, calling for tougher sanctions against Iran.

As for the stalled peace talks with Palestinians, Netanyahu said Israel remains committed to the two-state solution, adding that Obama's visit is an opportunity to move the peace process forward.

"Your visit has given us a way to try to advance peace between ourselves and the Palestinians... let us put aside all preconditions and work together to end the conflict," Netanyahu said.

The Israel-Palestinian peace talks have stalled since 2010 after the Israeli government refused to freeze the construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

We recommend:

Animals enjoy sunshine in Hannover zoo, Germany

Mass marriage ceremony held in Karachi,Pakistan

Late winter snowstorm hits New York

Flood continues hitting Indonesia's Jakarta

Thousands march with coffin to pay tribute to Chavez

83rd Geneva Int'l Motor Show opens

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:LiangJun、Yao Chun)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Terrorist attack cracked

  2. Radar station of East China Sea Fleet

  3. Graduation ceremony of police academy

  4. Cheap chopsticks may be toxic, expert says

  5. Cute dolphins nursed and trained in HK

  6. Apiarists busy with keeping bees

  7. Tang Wei: She's no Barbie

  8. A unique feat of Sichuan opera

  9. Microsoft launches online store on Tmall

  10. Train tickets may cost more than air travel

Most Popular


  1. Commentary: To pivot to Asia or peace?
  2. Lavish behavior punished
  3. Migration part of global development
  4. CCTV in hot water after corporate exposé backfires
  5. Cultural parks no substitute for talent
  6. Planning vital to diplomacy
  7. Loopholes for rich make estate tax meaningless
  8. How to start transformation and upgrading?
  9. Bigger does not always mean better for megacities
  10. Railway ministry revamp will not impact ratings

What’s happening in China

Central China tornado kills 3
Injuries rises to 52

  1. Residents brace for another cold spell
  2. Recycled water flows to south Beijing
  3. Official turns big profit on graveyard
  4. Health service hotline operational in 26 provinces
  5. Police crack major car theft network