Netanyahu in Egypt: Peace talks with Palestinians to resume soon

Published May 11th, 2009 - 01:46 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said in Egypt  moderate forces need to confront extremism in the Middle East. He made this comment at a joint news conference with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. "Lately, we are regrettably witnessing extremist forces that are threatening the stability of the Middle East," the Israeli leader stated.

 

In addition, Netenyahu conveyed that he hopes "in the coming weeks" to re-start peace talks with the Palestinians. "We would like to resume as soon as possible the peace talks between us and the Palestinians, and I hope they will be renewed in the coming weeks," he said.

 

"We would like to extend peace first of all with our Palestinian neighbours," the Israeli premier commented. "We would like Israel and the Palestinians to live with prospects of peace, security and prosperity. The three things go together and not one at the expense of the other," Netanyahu said.

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