Press Statement
Victoria Nuland
Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 2, 2011


We welcome the Israeli government's announcement today expressing readiness to resume negotiations with the Palestinians, as called for by the Quartet. The Palestinians expressed support for the Quartet approach on September 29.

The U.S. once again calls on both parties to resume negotiations without preconditions, on the timetable proposed by the Quartet, as the best means to advance their interests, resolve their differences, and fulfill the President's two-state vision.



PRN: 2011/1655