'Pause' perhaps needed in Israeli-Palestinian talks: Obama




 
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'Pause' perhaps needed in Israeli-Palestinian talks: Obama
 
April 25th, 2014  
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'Pause' perhaps needed in Israeli-Palestinian talks: Obama
By Matt Spetalnick SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday a "pause" might be needed in U.S.-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, suggesting leaders on both sides lacked the will to make the necessary compromises. Israel on Thursday suspended participation in negotiations with the Palestinians in response to President Mahmoud Abbas's unexpected unity pact with the rival Islamist Hamas group, which Israel and the United States consider a terrorist organization.




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