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.
Ariel Sharon, the Israeli warrior and former prime minister as famous for his ferocity in battling Arabs as for his turnaround decision to evacuate settlers and soldiers from the Gaza Strip, died yesterday. He was 85.
As Munib R. Masri leads visitors around his domed palace, gray-uniformed servants tend the manicured grounds, a Roman-style amphitheater and a glassed-in winter garden perched atop Mount Gerizim, the biblical Mount of Blessings.
Ariel Sharon drew praise from Israelis for buttressing security, respect from some world leaders for withdrawing settlements from the Gaza Strip, and scorn from Arabs who regarded him as a brutal antagonist.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was buried today, hailed by local and foreign dignitaries for his courage on and off the battlefield, and remembered even in death for the divisions he sowed.
Palestinians will reject any effort by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to broker an interim peace deal with Israel when he returns to the region tomorrow, a senior Palestine Liberation Organization official said today.