Netanyahu: Direct talks are only way to reach genuine peace

October 28, 2010 21:59

Direct peace negotiations are the only way to reach a genuine Middle East peace, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in a statement released Thursday.

Netanyahu said "Israel expects the Palestinians to stand by their obligations by holding serious direct negotiations, without preconditions."

"Any attempt to bypass direct talks by appealing to international bodies will do nothing to advance the true peace process," Netanyahu said.

The prime minister stated that the two peoples could achieve "a secure and stable peace solely through direct negotiations."

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