israel.pngIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says progress has been made on the row over Jerusalem settlements after talks in Washington.          

He boarded his plane back to Israel talking of a “Golden way” to revive mid-east peace talks.       

 

Israeli President Shimon Peres however said Mr Netanyahu apparently did not reach an understanding with the US.  

 

Silence from US officials on last-minute talks has been widely seen as a sign that major differences remain.
  
The row over Israel’s plans for homes in occupied East Jerusalem has caused one of the worst crises in US-Israeli ties for decades.