Clinton dismisses suggestions of crisis in Israel ties – Haaretz – Israel News

We have a close, unshakable bond between the United States and Israel,” Clinton told a news briefing, markedly softening the rhetoric after several days of sharp diplomatic exchanges over Israel’s announcement of new settlement construction.Clinton also urged Hamas to join in the peace process, though she said the U.S. was concerned that “the voices of moderation are beingundermined at the moment within Gaza.””The Palestinian Authority made the decision to dealwith Israel, to move forward on a path to peace some years ago, and we would welcome Hamas making the same decision,” she said.

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