As Mideast peace talks teeter again on the brink of collapse, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are emerging largely unscathed in the eyes of their constituents.
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, joined by a U.S. team, plan to meet tomorrow to discuss whether both a will and a way exist to put Middle East peace talks back on track, according to an official familiar with the situation.
U.S.-brokered Middle East peace talks foundered as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas vowed to pursue a bid for statehood at the United Nations after Israel failed to meet a deadline to release prisoners.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas vowed to resume a bid for statehood at the United Nations, saying peace talks with Israel are going nowhere, as the U.S. sought to revive them with a plan including the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.
Israel is weighing a deal suggested by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to rescue stalled peace talks with the Palestinians, which includes as a bargaining chip the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.
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.