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The officials were responding to consistent claims from top US and EU officials that if the money is not transferred soon the PA may fall apart or stop security cooperation with Israel.
By HERB KEINON
PA chief negotiator says UN draft resolution mandating Israeli withdrawal to 1967 lines within two years will move forward in a matter of days.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The Palestinian Authority has said it plans to submit its UN resolution, possibly as early as this week.
By MICHAEL WILNER
PM says Israel reserved “freedom of action” to repel both the Palestinian and French proposals expected to be brought to the United Nations Security Council.
US official says Palestinian draft might "not [be] the way we would look at handling a very complicated security negotiation."
Secretary of State to meet Netanyahu, Erekat in Rome on Monday.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Former prime minister warns that Israel should be concerned by calls for boycott from Europe and says relations with US have been harmed, but not destroyed.
US secretary of state also called for Palestinian leaders to condemn attack that left 4 dead.
Remarks come after US secretary of state meets with Abbas and then holds trilateral meeting with Netanyahu and Abdullah.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
US secretary of state meets with Abbas and then holds trilateral meeting with Netanyahu and Abdullah; all leaders pledge support for plan.
Peacemakers, not their opposition, must control the fate of Jerusalem and the process toward a solution between Israel and the Palestinians, US Secretary of State says.
The November 3rd talks will focus on the stalled peace process, Psaki notes.
Fears of religious conflict, or Intifada, "extremely concerning" to Washington.
US secretary of state says there is an urgent need to renew peace talks; rebuffs reports that Obama aims to freeze Congress out of decision-making process on Iran deal.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
"Asserting that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reinforces ISIS, gives a boost to global terrorism," economy minister charges.
US Secretary of State says that unrest between Israel and the Palestinians fuels unrest in the Middle East.
At Gaza donor conference, US secretary of state pledges additional $212 million for Palestinians, but says money not enough; Abbas says perpetual state of war no longer acceptable.
US official skeptical full reconstruction funding can be raised; Kerry to meet with Abbas on sidelines; Hamdallah: Gaza must be linked to West Bank.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,REUTERS
Kerry says visit to France is "to give a big hug" to Paris in light of recent spate of attacks.
Egyptian delegates reportedly suggested extending 72-hour Gaza cease-fire to 120 hours.
President thanks US administration, Kerry for attempts to prevent further bloodshed in region.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Israel's ambassador to the message "directly from PM" to assembly of Jewish leaders and top US officials in Washington.
MKs lash out at US efforts to pressure Israel into Gaza cease-fire; opposition head Herzog: Battle with Obama hurts Israel.
By GIL HOFFMAN
L’Iran voulait un accord plus que tout. Si les pourparlers n’ont finalement pas abouti, c’est que les Américains et européens ont pris conscience que les conditions nécessaires n’étaient pas requises
By YOSSI MELMAN
PM will leave Israel Sunday at around noon, and be in Washington for less than 48 hours before flying back Tuesday afternoon.
By MICHAEL WILNER,HERB KEINON
Speaking on meeting, Prime Minister Netanyahu says it signals "a dangerous deal enabling Iran to produce nuclear weapons that would threaten the survival of Israel."
Kerry's talk comes amidst the latest flare-up in tensions between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Sleeper cells planning attacks in France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Western officials said they were aiming to secure an agreement on the substance of a final accord by March but that more time would be needed to reach a consensus on the technical details.
The meeting is taking place just two weeks before Iran's self-imposed November 24 deadline for reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal.
Four-fifths of US House of Representatives signed the letter.
Iraqi authorities to meet in French capital with some 30 other countries and organizations to coordinate response to Islamic State.
German media claims that German intelligence spied on phone calls of the two US diplomats by "accident."
A lengthy conflict on the Sinai border would increase regional instability and be exploited by terrorists; however, should Israel significantly weaken Hamas and its jihadi allies, it would reduce the threat level on Egypt.
By ZVI MAZEL
No indication of Netanyahu's visit or even the invitation by US house speaker John Boehner was mentioned in a recent meeting with the Israeli ambassador, a US source says.
Top US diplomat reportedly agrees it was a "little unusual" to hear about invitation from House speaker's officer and not by usual means of diplomatic protocol.
UN Security Council pressure on Israel to quit territories would play into the hands of Netanyahu and Bennett, Livni and Peres reportedly told Kerry.
The premier said that Israel would not accept "unilateral acts that are time-dependent."
PM Netanyahu says withdrawing to pre-1967 lines within two years is not in the cards.
US secretary of state delivers remarks to Saban Forum; says fight against Islamic State has created new opportunities for regional cooperation.
"We hope that whatever government is formed is a government that can move towards resolving the differences between Israelis and Palestinians."
German FM Steinmeier to meet separately with the prime minister and with FM Liberman.
The public spat has put noticeable strain on the administration, Kerry said, who has known Netanyahu for decades and has worked on a near-daily basis with him since becoming secretary of state.
US secretary of state says recent slurs reportedly made by anonymous Obama official has "made our lives much harder."
"When our ammunition supplies ran out during Operation Protective Edge, it was the US that sent us more," the foreign minister told Channel 2.
In her remarks to the press, the State Department's deputy spokesperson, Marie Harf, said that Kerry's remarks were taken out of context "for political reasons."
Foreign minister visits Washington, asks Kerry to lift US travel warning to Israel which was issued during Gaza war.
Detailing the parameters of an Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty
By GERSHON BASKIN
Araqchi said that Iran would not succumb to pressure and agree to a deal that would not be a "win win situation" in the interest of both sides.
US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi spent most of the day separately negotiating technical details of curbing Iran's nuclear program
The United States, which has a veto at the Security Council, has already indicated it finds the timeline in the Palestinian proposal unacceptable.
US wants political agreement within four months; secretary of state warns against new sanctions legislation from the new Congress, as talks extend seven months.
Officials call November 24 deadline "impossible"; Iran Navy "monitoring" foreign maneuvers after Israel renews threat of military action.
Kerry is in London Monday to brief government officials from the Middle East on the progress of the talks.
Fight against Islamic State also to be on agenda when two leaders meet.
US secretary of state reiterates that nuclear negotiations are not tied to any other events at stake in the region.
At Gaza donor conference, US secretary of state pledges additional $212 million for Palestinians, but says money not enough.
US rejects offer from Iran to help with ISIS for nuclear concessions; ISIS calls Obama "mule of the Jews," encouraging attacks on US, France, Egypt.
The two discuss the progress that has been made in the talks and the work that still needs to be done, State Department official says.
"The coalition required to eliminate ISIL (Islamic State) is not only, or even primarily, military in nature," Kerry told a United Nations Security Council meeting on Iraq.
US officials decline to identify which countries made offers to join air strikes.
Turkey has so far conspicuously avoided committing to the new military campaign.
Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and six Gulf states including rich rivals Saudi Arabia and Qatar agree to join coalition to fight radical Sunni militants.
PA foreign minister says the two leaders are expected to discuss the PA president’s latest political initiative to establish a Palestinian state on pre-1967 lines within 3 years.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
US hopes to convince Saudis to fund, train moderate Syrian rebels to serve as ground force to secure territory cleared by US air power.
Chief PLO negotiator presents John Kerry with plan for establishing an independent Palestinian state within a specific timeline.
In New York Times op-ed, US Secretary of State says only way to defeat ISIS extremists is for world to come together to oppose them.
Several sources in the intelligence community confirm to 'Der Spiegel' that Israel listened to US Secretary of State's unencrypted calls.
State Dept. calls on "all parties" to "comply with int'l humanitarian law," publicly questions Israeli justification for striking near UN facilities.
Turkey offers help on possibly captured IDF soldier, says Gaza cease-fire priority.
By REUTERS,HERB KEINON
In phone call, PM tells US secretary of state that Israel will take "all necessary measures" against threats; White House, Kerry condemn reported attack on IDF soldiers as violation of cease-fire.
By HERB KEINON,REUTERS
Report claims Obama also said he believes that 'quiet would be met with quiet' if Israel immediately stops all military activity in Gaza.
US secretary of state says continuing to work toward reinstating humanitarian cease-fire he hopes will lead to "sustainable" end to combat.
The US does not approve of Qatar providing money to Hamas, but believes that this gives the Doha government leverage and the US needs a way to reach Hamas.
Kerry did not sit around. He quickly flew to Cairo, then to Israel, then back to Cairo, then to Paris trying to broker a cease-fire. He came, he saw, he muddled.
The officials also criticized Kerry for failing to invite representatives of Egypt and the PA to last weekend’s meeting in Paris to discuss a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.
The latest in Kerry’s long litany of dire predictions is his warning that the Palestinian Authority might not survive if Israel keeps withholding the tax revenues it collects for Ramallah.
By JPost Editorial
Lapid doesn’t openly specify who’s to blame for what he brands a ‘crisis,’ but he does more than hint that it’s not above-reproach Obama.
By SARAH HONIG
Netanyahu should initiate a gesture of reconciliation, perhaps a phone call, or maybe a special envoy to Washington, to appease the angry ones there.
By NACHMAN SHAI
Kerry treacherously crossed a redline in a calculated move that should send chills down the spine of every thinking person.
Kerry's comments stirred up quite a controversy.
Over the past six decades the US and its Western allies have fallen entirely under the spell of a few sheikhs who, in other times, would have been laughed off as characters conjured up by Dante.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Each side is declaring victory and proclaiming the other the vanquished.
By DOUGLAS BLOOMFIELD
This war leaves many unanswered questions, starting with, “Why is the war different from all other wars?” It isn’t.
US attempts for a cease-fire in Gaza have been a disaster.
By BRIAN REEVES
Not only did Kerry’s proposal accede to many of Hamas’ demands, it upgraded Hamas’s international standing.
By JONATHAN RYNHOLD
Egypt, Fatah, the Saudis and some of the Gulf Arabs publicly condemned the Israeli invasion but all privately cheered it on in the hope that it could destroy the Islamist terror group that they all see as a threat to them as well.
Qatar’s support for Hamas is hardly new. It was just four years ago that John Kerry lambasted the Qataris for funding the terrorists of Hamas.
By MICHAEL FREUND
His proposal would have prevented the IDF from continuing to locate and destroy tunnels that can be used to launch terrorist attacks on Israel.
Unless a cease-fire plan presented by Ban, Kerry includes mechanism that leads to demilitarization of Gaza and Hamas, Israel will justifiably be reluctant to accept.
World leaders are waxing their moral credentials at the terrorists and their constituencies while abandoning their friends with phony band aid solutions.
By RABBI MARVIN HIER