Clinton and Netanyahu meet to discuss peace...

Clinton and Netanyahu meet to discuss peace talks

By Omri Efraim, Yediot Aharonot 
16.07.2012
via Yediot Aharonot (click here for the original article
 
Her second visit in two years, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton meets with senior Israeli officials including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres and others. 
 
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"It takes time… but we shouldn't give up hope. The Palestinians don’t have better alternatives and we don’t have better alternatives. We agreed on most of the areas and now we have to try to make it happen…It will have a positive impact on everything else." [President Shimon Peres]
 
Peres also thanked Clinton for "Taking such a personal interest in this difficult region and for never losing hope or patience."
 
"I am delights to be here again… and to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with you," Clinton said. "I always benefit from you advice."
 
Remarking on the recent "I'm here in Jerusalem on this beautiful day and at a time to change and of change and opportunity… We have to think together, act together and be smart, creative and courageous and no one understands this better than President Peres," she said. "Few people understand the link between peace and security as he does.
 
"We were honored to have you in the White House last month, and as President Obama said when he awarded you the Medal of Freedom – no other individual has done so much to build the our alliance and bring people together."
 
Clinton is set to meet with Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later in the day.