Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Arab countries: Green light for indirect talks; Netanyahu: Conditions ripening for renewal of peace talks

(AP).Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the Arab League decision to support U.S.-brokered talks.

"It seems that the conditions are ripening for the renewal of negotiations between us and the Palestinians," he said. "In the Middle East you need two to tango, but it could be that we need three to tango and we might need to leapfrog at first but the obstacle isn't and never was Israel."

Arab nations gave the green light Wednesday for Palestinians to enter indirect negotiations with Israel for a preliminary four-month period, a decision likely to break the months-long deadlock over resuming Mideast peace talks.