Netanyahu Warns German FM: EU's Settlement Guidelines Will Undercut Peace Process

Netanyahu tells visiting German FM Guido Westerwelle that Israel is committed to peace, but says guidelines have prompted the Palestinians to demand impossible results; solution will come only through direct talks, says PM, not through external dictates.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told visiting German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Monday that the European Union's new guidelines on Israel's settlements in the West Bank undercut the freshly resumed peace process and strengthen the Palestinian position.