Obama asks Israel to restart talks with Palestinians


WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to closely work with the US Secretary of State John Kerry in order to restart peace talks with Palestinians.

Kerry is to meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Friday (today) as part of his Mediterranean tour.

Speaking by phone on Thursday, the leaders also discussed the unwinding political crisis in Egypt, continuing civil war in Syria and Iran’s nuclear program.

The call from Washington coincides with the EU’s decision to cut off funding to disputed Israeli-occupied territories in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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