|A Palestinian looks at Hebrew writing on the wall of a mosque in the West Bank village of Qusra, near Nablus in this September 5, 2011 file photo. They strike in the dead of night, setting fire to mosques and daubing their walls with “Price Tag” graffiti, the defiant slogan of Israeli settlers waging a vigilante campaign branded as “un-Jewish” by President Shimon Peres. Picture taken September 5, 2011. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini|
“Israel is welcoming the Quartet’s call for direct negotiations without pre-conditions between Israel and the Palestinian Authority,” the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement. The favorable response came at the end of two meetings of the most influential cabinet ministers of the far-right coalition under Netanyahu.