There are no “quick fix solutions” with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Friday amid expectations that the anticipated inclusion of Yesh Atid in the next government will breathe new life into the moribund diplomatic process.
Netanyahu’s comments came at a meeting with a bipartisan delegation of five US congressmen from the House Appropriations Committee, headed by Jack Kingston (R-Georgia).
Netanyahu, according to government officials, said he wanted to move ahead with the Palestinian Authority toward an agreement, but that the withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005 and its aftermath showed that instant solutions were not possible. It was necessary to move forward in a “measured and cautious” way, he said.
Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid said before the election that he would not join a government that did not promote negotiations with the Palestinians.
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