Obama urges Israel to extend settlement moratorium

Israel should extend its moratorium on settlements and the Palestinians, U.S. President Barack Obama told the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday.

Obama urges Israel to extend settlement moratorium

Israel should extend its moratorium on settlements and the Palestinians and Israelis must press ahead with peace talks, U.S. President Barack Obama told the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday.

"Israel's settlement moratorium has made a difference on the ground, and improved the atmosphere for talks," Obama told the annual gathering of world leaders.

"Our position on this issue is well known. We believe that the moratorium should be extended."

"We also believe that talks should press on until completed," he said. "Now is the time for the parties to help each other overcome this obstacle."

Reuters

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