"We are ready to return to negotiations without preconditions" - what the hell is all that about? By forcing them to accept Israel as "a Jewish state" from the outset - is that not a precondition? This is the same old Netanyahu, the master of deception, trying to put off this vote for one more year so that he can entrench more settlers on Palestinian land - its just sinister. I wish Israel had sent in LIeberman instead - at least he is completely seethrough and such an utter verbal buffoon that we would have had great entertainment for a few days!
US rally shows support for ex-Marine held by Iran on spying charges (AP)