Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Washington behind after tangling with President Barack Obama over Middle East peace efforts, to fly to the West Coast to promote a less contentious agenda: his country’s movies and technology.
Israel told the Palestinians it’s willing to withdraw from only 40 percent of the West Bank, a Palestinian official close to the peace talks said, indicating how far U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is from delivering an accord.
Gaps are widening between Israelis and Palestinians, a senior Palestinian official said, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry struggles to draft a blueprint meant to guide peace talks to a final accord.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced stop in Tunisia to express support for the birthplace of the Arab Spring uprisings, after secular and Islamist rivals ratified a new constitution in the first formal step in the delayed transition to democracy.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is on to something smart. His proposal that U.S.-led NATO troops patrol a future Palestinian state would resolve one of the toughest disputes standing in the way of ending the Israeli- Palestinian conflict.