Israeli-Palestinian peace talks may suffer collateral damage from the accord world powers reached with Iran if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu persists in linking his two biggest diplomatic challenges.
During nine days of on-the-road diplomacy, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s been lambasted by Israel’s prime minister over possible concessions to Iran and lectured by Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister about getting tougher with Syria.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Israel settlement construction should be “limited as much as possible,” while voicing confidence that disputes troubling Israeli-Palestinian peace talks could be resolved.
Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman was acquitted of fraud and breach of trust charges, a verdict that will let him resume a job where he questioned the possibility of peace with the Palestinians.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will be seeking to improve his prospects for political survival in the West Bank when he meets with President Barack Obama today to discuss keeping U.S.-brokered peace talks with Israel on track.