Bloomberg BNA — The current water shortage in Arab East Jerusalem is only the latest water crisis facing Arab areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, representatives from regional security, environmental and human rights organizations told Bloomberg BNA.
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 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered cabinet ministers to stop meeting with their Palestinian counterparts, a government official said, hours after the U.S. blamed Israel for the breakdown of peace talks.
Israel’s chief negotiator with the Palestinians said she sees difficulty with stalled peace talks moving ahead as the two sides -- joined by a U.S. team -- prepare for discussions today on whether to revive the effort.
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.