Netanyahu Thanked the Opposition of Rome to the Recognition of Palestine

Monday, June 13, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked his Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi for Italian opposition to the recognition of a Palestinian state at the UN, during a joint press conference in Rome.

“Peace can only be the result of negotiations, it can not be imposed from outside or by a UN resolution,” said Benjamin Netanyahu.”I want to thank you for your clear position against the attempt to bypass the peace negotiations.”

Silvio Berlusconi for his part said: “We do not believe that a unilateral solution can bring peace to the Palestinian side or the Israeli side. I believe that peace can be achieved only through negotiations.”