John Kerry

Netanyahu Skeptical of Palestinian Leaders' Sincerity in Seeking Peace Deal

Says they are inciting hatred of Israel


JERUSALEM, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday he doubted Palestinian leaders' sincerity in seeking a peace agreement.

"Given the actions and words of Palestinian leaders, we have doubts in Israel that they are committed to peace. Instead of preparing their people for peace, Palestinian leaders are inciting their people against Israel," Netanyahu said at a joint press conference with Kerry in Jerusalem Thursday.