Netanyahu plans to discuss peace talks with senior US officials but not with Obama
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will travel to the United States on November 7 to meet top American officials including Vice President Joe Biden on reviving peace talks with the Palestinians. "Next Sunday, I shall leave for the annual assembly of Jewish communities in the United States," Netanyahu told reporters at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting.
"I shall meet there with Vice President Biden and other senior administration officials and I shall discuss with them a range of issues, including, of course, a renewal of the peace process with the aim of reaching an agreement on peace with security for the state of Israel," he added, according to Haaretz newspaper. .
Direct peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians have stalled over Israel's refusal to freeze settlement building activities in the occupied West Bank.