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January 23, 2013 11:39 pm

US Calls for Direct Negotiations Between Israel, Palestinians

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PA President Mahmoud Abbas (right) with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Photo: wiki commons.

YNet – The White House on Wednesday renewed its call for a resumption of long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations in the wake of Israeli elections in which Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu emerged the winner but with a weaker-than-expected showing for his right-wing bloc.

White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to speculate on Netanyahu’s efforts to forge a new governing coalition after Center-Left parties scored surprising gains but said President Barack Obama would likely call the prime minister to congratulate him on his election win.

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