Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will soon deliver a
major speech that outlines his policies on peace and security.
Mr. Netanyahu told his Cabinet Sunday that he will deliver the speech "next week," but he did not provide an exact date.
The prime minister said his government intends to achieve peace with
the Palestinians and Arab countries, while attempting to reach an
understanding with the United States.
U.S. President Barack Obama has asked Israel to stop all settlement
construction as a step toward negotiating peace with the Palestinians.
Mr. Netanyahu has called that demand unreasonable.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that any deal
allowing for settlement expansion would contradict Israel's obligations
under the internationally backed "road map" to Middle East peace.