Mitchell: Freeze Not Essential for Peace Talks

[Ynet News] Roni Sofer - Obama's special envoy George Mitchell suggested on Tuesday that an Israeli settlement freeze was not essential for peace talks with Palestinians to resume. Mitchell said: "Neither the president nor the Secretary (of State Hillary Clinton) nor I have ever said of any one issue...that it is a precondition to negotiations....We do not believe in preconditions. We do not impose them and we urge others not to impose preconditions."

2009-09-23 08:00:00

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