German Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken at length with Binyamin Netanyahu in a telephone call in which she invited the prime minister to visit Germany in the near future.
Germany's government said in a statement the two leaders spoke Monday evening. Merkel welcomed Netanyahu's policy speech as a "first, important step in the right direction toward realizing a two-state solution."
Merkel expressed hope that both sides would return to negotiations in an effort to "resolve the remaining questions."
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