Shoval: Israeli-Palestinian issue does not top US agenda

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March 4, 2013 05:49

If a symposium two weeks ago at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington was any indication, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not high on the agenda of the US capital’s foreign policy establishment, former ambassador to the US Zalman Shoval said on Sunday.

Shoval, an informal adviser to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu who meets with him routinely, returned last week from meetings in Washington, including with “a senior person in the White House who deals with the Middle East.”

Shoval said US President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Israel was discussed, and that he reported back to Netanyahu on the meeting.


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