In holiday speech, PM says no guarantee talks succeed

September 7, 2010 16:33

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said that while the opening of direct talks with the Palestinians is an important step towards drafting a framework peace agreement, there is no guarantee that negotiations will succeed. The comments came in Netanyahu's Rosh Hashana address to the nation.

"There are many obstacles, there are many doubters, there are many reasons for doubt; however, it is a necessity that we attempt to obtain peace, and we are trying, sincerely but not naively."Netanyahu stated that any agreement would be based on security and recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.

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