Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.S. special envoy George Mitchell yesterday that he is willing to discuss the core issues of the Israel-Palestinian conflict, namely Jerusalem, borders and security arrangements, as part of the proximity talks with the Palestinian Authority.
the prime minister told his cabinet that “Israel wants to immediately begin the peace process. The United States wants to begin the peace process immediately. I can only hope that the Palestinians will also begin the peace process immediately. We will know in the coming days if the process will begin. I hope that it does.”