Israel ‘ready to negotiate borders with Palestinians’

Dvora_Ben_NetMr Netanyahu reacted angrily when the 1967 proposal was made by Barack Obama in May but was now said to be offering to trade Israeli territory on its side of the line for West Bank land where its main settlements were located. “We are willing in a framework of restarting the peace talks to accept a proposal that would contain elements that would be difficult for Israel and we would find very difficult to endorse,” said an official, answering a question about the Obama proposal.  Read Full Article

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Obama Promises Arabs Jerusalem Will Be Theirs

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“Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” Netanyahu said at an event marking Jerusalem’s reunification. “Jerusalem was always ours and will always be ours. It will never again be partitioned and
divided.” Irregardless, President Obama promises Arabs Jerusalem will be theirs. Obama and his administration told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting last week the U.S. foresees the creation of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, according to a top PA official speaking to WND. Read Full Article

Quartet May Formally Recognize Palestinian State

Dvora_AbbasAmerican and European diplomats warned that if peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are not renewed, the Quartet, may formally recognize a Palestinian state, the Los Angeles Times reported yesterday.

“We have more than 130 nations set to recognize the Palestinian state within the 1967 borders,” said Abbas,”and even if we make no further efforts, that number could be increased to 140 or 150.”Speaking to the Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam, Abbas also said the PA would fulfill the vision of U.S. President Barack Obama, who said he wanted to see a Palestinian state established in September as determined by the Quartet of Mideast peacemakers.  Read Full Article

Mideast quartet envoys call for peace deal by 2012

Dvora_QuartetQuartet envoys call for peace deal by 2012 between Palestine and Israel.  Quartet comprises representatives from the US., Russia, the E.U., and the U.N.

AFP – The United States and other world powers called Friday for the Palestinians and Israel to resume direct peace talks within a month and commit to seeking a deal by the end of 2012. The Quartet of the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations acted after Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas formally submitted his request to the United Nations for Palestine to be admitted as a full memberRead Full Article

Obama Gives Israel 2 Years to Implement 2 States

Dvora_Sheva_2_StatePresident Obama gives Israel 2 years to implement 2 States solution which would define Israel’s borders as they were prior to the Six Day War in 1967.

London-based A-Sharq al-Awsat reports that U.S. President Barack Obama presented his version of peace in the Middle East to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during the latter’s visit to Washington last month, as well as to two Eygptian officials.  The plan reportedly calls for a process that will finalize a Palestinian state within two years.  Read Full Article