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Israel fires back at U.S. envoy over peace talks’ failure

 Israel fired back on Friday at a senior U.S. official, who blamed Jewish settlement construction in part for the breakdown of peacemaking with the Palestinians, saying he himself had done nothing to help the negotiations. The blunt riposte signaled continued, deep tensions between Israel and Washington over the U.S.-led talks, which collapsed last month amid

Netanyahu: Israel wants peace talks but ‘not at any price’

 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday Israel was willing to continue U.S.-brokered peace talks with the Palestinians but not “at any price”. Speaking at a weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said Israel would respond with steps of its own if the Palestinians pressed ahead with unilateral actions toward statehood. He did not elaborate. Attempts by