Netanyahu warns of delays in Middle East peace talks

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WASHINGTON – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he feared Middle East peace talks could be delayed for another year unless Palestinians dropped their demand for a full settlement freeze.

“We must not be trapped by an illogical and unreasonable demand,” Netanyahu told U.S. congressional leaders during a Washington visit, according to his spokesman. “It could put the peace negotiations on hold for another year.”

The Palestinians retreated from their agreement to begin indirect, U.S.-mediated peace negotiations with Israel two weeks ago after it announced plans to construct 1,600 homes for Jews in an area of the occupied West Bank annexed to Jerusalem.

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