Report: America to ask Israel to extend settlement freeze

June 29, 2010 19:13

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu gathered the septet of leading cabinet ministers on Tuesday to discuss his upcoming trip to Washington, Israel Radio reported.

According to Israel Radio, a high-ranking official said that the US will try to arrange a compromise during Netanyahu's July 6 trip. Israel will be asked to continue the current settlement freeze beyond ten months in exchange for direct talks with the Palestinians.The official said that such a compromise will face strong opposition in Jerusalem.

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