Cabinet secretary: Obama speech similar to PM's positions

May 22, 2011 10:09


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The connection between Israel and the United States is strong and firm, Cabinet Secretary Zvi Hauser said on Sunday, adding that "differences of opinion are healthy in a friendship between like this."

Speaking with Army Radio, Hauser said: "[US President Barack] Obama explained that there is an urgent need for a settlement that brings about two nation-states, and specifically said it is the Palestinians who abandoned negotiations and adopted a unilateral path that has no chance."

Obama's statements, he explained, are "similar to [Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu's argument that there is no partner [for peace] in Hamas."

The cabinet secretary also discussed settlement blocs, saying that they are part of a core understanding between Israeli political parties. "Netanyahu said [that] firmly, without cutting corners or and without delay."

He added, "The dynamic of the political process includes times when it is necessary to clarify positions and principles - and that is what we saw in the meeting last Friday," referring to Netanyahu's White House meeting with Obama in Washington.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 14, 2018
Turkish business lobbies: Tighter monetary policy needed to stabilize lira