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.
The two-fold surge in trading in Palestine’s $3 billion stock market indicates investors are betting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will succeed in brokering a peace deal with Israel, the exchange chief said.
Israeli officials’ jibes at U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have intensified as he works on a blueprint for a final Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, forcing him to defend a mission already burdened by wide gaps.
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.