U.S. House Majority Leader Blames Palestinians for No Peace Talks

[AFP] The head of a delegation of U.S. Democratic members of Congress blamed the Palestinians on Thursday for failing to hold talks with Israel. "I think the largest thing impeding the negotiations at this point is simply the unwillingness of (Palestinian leader Mahmoud) Abbas to sit down (with the Israelis)," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said in Jerusalem. Senior U.S. Republican Congressman Eric Cantor, who visited Israel a week ago at the head of a similar delegation, also blamed the Palestinians for the stalled talks.

2009-08-14 06:00:00

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