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        2/6/2013, Shevat 26, 5773

      US Ambassador: America Cannot Impose on Israel


      United States Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro stated that treaties cannot be "imposed" upon Israel. "Only direct negotiations and not unilateral or outside imposed initiatives" can work, he stated in an interview Wednesday with Channel 10 news. Ambassador Shapiro also said that US President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Israel is not for the sake of any sort of political process but "to reaffirm the strong and enduring bonds between United States and Israel," following the recent Israeli elections.