Merkel urges Netanyahu to restrain settlement construction

19.10.2013                      15.Cheschwan.5774                      Wajera

Berlin:

Merkel urges Netanyahu to restrain settlement construction

German chancellor hosts PA President Abbas in Berlin.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to slow down settlement construction on Friday.
The Wall Street Journal quoted Merkel as saying following a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, "We call on Israel to opt for a restrained approach in its settlement policy. I have said this repeatedly in talks with Prime Minister Netanyahu, because we must not put at risk the talks."….