to indicate that negotiations should begin with the Palestinians, and not to negotiate in the public forum a precondition towards meeting the obligations of the Road Map, where Jerusalem is addressed in stage 3 of the final status agreement as it is. The parties haven't even began building any trust between them so how can they jump into discussion on Jerusalem? The Netanyahu government announcement of a freeze or restraining construction in the settlements is significant enough to demonstrate the seriousness of their intentions towards peace, and two states side by side.
Israeli tanks return fire in response to mortar shells fired from southern Gaza (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu declares 10-month settlement freeze 'to restart peace talks'
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