Report: America to ask Israel to extend settlement freeze

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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