Obama: Lack of will in Israel, Palestinian talks
President Barack Obama says the halt in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians underscore how neither side has shown the political will to make tough decisions that would sustain Mideast peace talks.


Obama says reconciliation agreement between the Palestinian Authority and the militant group Hamas is the latest example of, quote, "unhelpful" steps that have undermined discussions.


Obama says a pause in peace talks may be needed so both sides can consider the alternative to negotiating. (AP)