Report: Israeli leader briefly offered pro-peace government

2017-03-05 11:51
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  (Gali Tibbon, Pool via AP)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Gali Tibbon, Pool via AP)

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Jerusalem - An Israeli newspaper is reporting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered the country's opposition leader a unity government late last year that would promote a regional peace initiative - before backing out.

Haaretz reported pon Sunday that Netanyahu sent a document to Isaac Herzog detailing a willingness to make compromises for the creation of a Palestinian state and to rein in West Bank Jewish settlement construction.

The offer reportedly came months after Netanyahu took part in a secret summit in Jordan that then-US secretary of state John Kerry organised to try and launch a drive for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.

According to the report, plans were already underway for a dramatic press conference announcing the new initiative brokered by Egypt and Jordan, but that Netanyahu eventually backtracked for domestic political considerations.

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