Sunday, May 22, 2011

Netanyahu: Obama's AIPAC address 'fitting', Partner with Obama for peace

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's associates were satisfied by US President Barack Obama's clarifications during his address to pro-Israel lobby AIPAC in Washington, Sunday.

Netanyahu and his aides reportedly watched Obama's AIPAC speech at Blair House – the president's official guest house.

One of the associates told Ynet that the speech was "befitting," and that they were particularly pleased with Obama clarifications about considering the 1967 borders as the basis for peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, but not necessarily as the final ones.

Netanyahu was also quoted in statement as saying:
"I am very appreciative of the president's efforts to achieve peace. I'm his partner in that. I am determined to work with president Obama to find a way to reignite the peace process. Peace is a vital need for all of us."