Obama adviser Axelrod: Parties must remain at table

September 26, 2010 17:57

WASHINTON — President Barack Obama's adviser David Axelrod told ABC television's "This Week" that there's a "rare" and "unparalleled opportunity" for the two sides to reach an agreement. Axelrod said the parties must remain at the negotiating table.

He said "they're having serious discussions, they ought to keep on having those discussions, and we are very eager to see that happen."Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said a curb on new settlement construction in the West Bank won't be extended.

The Palestinians have threatened to walk out of the talks if Netanyahu does not extend the moratorium that expires at midnight.

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