Daily Israel Report
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  1/17/2013, Shevat 6, 5773

Ayalon: US Expects New Government to 'Make Progress'


Speaking to Army Radio Thursday, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said that he was “not worried” about recent media reports of tensions between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack H. Obama.

Ayalon dismissed talk of a crisis in relations, saying that both sides had their legitimate points of view, and that Israel and the U.S. were solid allies. With that, he said, the White House expects Israel and the PA to “progress” on negotiations to at least a temporary arrangement in Judea and Samaria. For that to happen, he said, Netanyahu will will need a stable coalition, and if there was anything the U.S. wanted in next week's election, it was a strong government and a stable coalition.