Netanyahu vows to work with Obama to renew peace talks

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Posted: May 22, 2011 1:08 PM
Netanyahu vows to work with Obama to renew peace talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Sunday to work alongside President Barak Obama for a way to renew frozen peace talks with the Palestinians.

Responding to Obama's efforts to ease tensions with Israel in a speech to a pro-Israel lobby group, over policies on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which the U.S. leader presented last week, Netanyahu issued a statement saying:

"I am a partner to President Obama's wish to promote peace and I appreciate his efforts in the past and present to achieve this goal. I am determined to work with President Obama to find ways to renew peace talks."

(Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan and Maayan Lubell)