U.S. rebukes Israel's victorious Netanyahu on Mideast policy




 
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March 18th, 2015  
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Topic: U.S. rebukes Israel's victorious Netanyahu on Mideast policy


By Roberta Rampton and Patricia Zengerle CLEVELAND/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday scolded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following his re-election victory for abandoning his commitment to negotiate for a Palestinian state and for what it called "divisive" campaign rhetoric toward Israelís minority Arab voters. In a hard-right shift in the final days of campaigning, Netanyahu backtracked on his support for eventual creation of a Palestinian state - the cornerstone of more than two decades of peace efforts - and promised to go on building Jewish settlements on occupied land.




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