Economics Minister and Jewish Home party Chairman Naftali Bennett has drafted a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Wednesday night, demanding that Israel establish full sovereignty over “settlement blocs” in Judea and Samaria. Read More: Bennett Demands Judea-Samaria Annexation – Inside Israel – News – Israel National News.
The Arab League called on the United States on Wednesday to keep up efforts to salvage Middle East peace talks that are on the brink of collapse, blaming Israel for a crisis that has led Washington to evaluate its role in the negotiations. Read More: Arab League calls on U.S. to keep up efforts to […]
It has recently been reported that a group of prominent Israeli rabbis and other public figures, among them some who are considered to be moderates, not extremists, has written a letter to the prime minister urging that he “establish a place of prayer for Jews on the Temple Mount,” which seems to mean to permit […]
US Secretary of State John Kerry has challenged both Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) this Thursday to make a decision once and for all whether or not to make peace. Read More: Kerry Challenges Israel and PA to Choose Peace – Latest News Briefs – Israel National News.
The Palestinian Authority is only prepared to negotiate borders at this point in the peace talks, Fatah leader and negotiator Mohamed Shtayyeh told Sky News on Wednesday night. Read More: Palestinians warn: We will join the Hague | JPost | Israel News.
After the commotion over the breakdown of talks, DEBKAfile’s sources predict that the US-led Israel-Palestinian talks will be back on course much sooner than would seem possible. The deal will be quickly closed for the release of 420 jailed Palestinians, including Israel Arab terrorists, and a partial freeze on settlement construction. Read More: DEBKAfile forecasts […]
John Kerry said a lot of possibilities were in play, even though a dispute threatens to derail his efforts to extend negotiations beyond this month. Read More: BBC News – Premature to write off Middle East peace talks – Kerry.
Israel has called off a planned release of Palestinian prisoners meant to advance peacemaking and called for the US-sponsored negotiations to be reviewed, an official briefed on the talks said on Thursday. Read More: Israel cancels fourth prisoner release | JPost | Israel News.
The current crisis in the US-sponsored peace talks does not mean that the Palestinian Authority is planning to walk out of the negotiations with Israel, Palestinians in Ramallah emphasized Thursday. Read More: Analysis: Despite crisis, Palestinians will continue peace talks | JPost | Israel News.