protecting Israel and Israelis. Neither he nor Israel are holding back peace talks and you know it. The reason for this is settlements but this is hardly persuasive given Israel has demonstrated that with an peace agreement it is willing to dismantle settlements or not and withdraw and, as well, Israel's position is consistent with this past practice. I can understand the offensive symbolism of settlements but that may be just the point of them. For years if not decades, before settlements began to appear in the West Bank, Israel simply wanted a peace agreement and was willing to talk. They got no talk and certainly not renunciation of violence. Where is the peace talk from Hamas??????
Spain investigating ex-IMF chief Rato for fraud (Reuters)
from the article: Netanyahu: Egypt-Israel peace is cornerstone of Mideast stability