German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) chat before bilateral talks in Berlin December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (
Merkel says agree to disagree with Netanyahu on settlements
Posted : Thursday, 06 December 2012 06:42AM
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Angela Merkel and Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to disagree on the question of Israeli plans to build more Jewish settlements, the chancellor said on Thursday.
"We agreed that we disagree on this," Merkel said at a news conference with Netanyahu in Berlin. "We in Germany believe the work on a two-state solution must be continued ... we must keep trying to come to negotiations and one-sided moves should be avoided," she added.
(Reporting by Alexandra Hudson, Madeline Chambers, Stephen Brown)
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