352986_Israel-NetanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will maintain a tough line against heavy international pressure to make concessions to Palestinians. The Israeli prime minister made the remarks on Sunday shortly before heading to Washington for a meeting with US President Barack Obama. The Israeli premier vowed to resist pressures and to “stand steadfast” on the interests of Israel in dealing with Palestinians. Obama and Netanyahu are going to discuss issues around the so-called peace talks in the Middle East. Palestinian and Israeli negotiators began a fresh round of talks in July 2013. Since the resumption of the direct talks, Palestinians have objected to a number of issues including the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem). MORE