Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he prefers to have “swift, thorough and serious” talks with Palestinians officials as they meet in the U.S. for direct peace negotiations backed by the Obama administration. Netanyahu is proposing to personally meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas every two weeks to talk about primary issues, the Jerusalem Post says. Any agreement between the two leaders would be fleshed out by their designated negotiating teams, he explained. The prime minister added that Yitzhak Molcho, his point person for Palestinian issues, would be his chief negotiator.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.