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Israel says it would welcome the United States as a mediator but a US bid to revive negotiations, led by Us President Trump's adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has so far shown no progress.
The statement omitted any reference to Israeli settlement activity – a rarity for the Quartet.
Allegations of a conflict of interest between Blair’s role as Quartet envoy and the business interests of his private consultancy firm have dogged him intermittently over the last number of years.
NGOs claim “Israeli authorities have stepped up unlawful demolitions in the West Bank including east Jerusalem over the past year."
By BEN HARTMAN
J'lem officials had lobbied Quartet to use upcoming visit to region by representatives to resume direct negotiations; PA reiterates: No talks without settlement freeze, acceptance of pre-1967 lines.
By HERB KEINON AND KHALED ABU TOAMEH
US envoy Shapiro says sides should exchange "comprehensive proposals."
By HERB KEINON
Erekat says Quartet called for separate talks with 2 parties, Palestinians have complied with demands; comments come in response to remarks by US State Department spokesman that direct talks are necessary.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Serry calls Palestinian UNESCO bid the prerogative of member states, tells UNSC he "appreciates Israel's stated security concerns."
By JORDANA HORN, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
‘The Palestinians have not picked up the ball,’ Israeli official says of deadlock in talks
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND TOVAH LAZAROFF
Quartet meetings with PA, Israeli representatives lead to expressions of disappointment from both sides.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
International peacemakers come to Israel after meeting Abbas in Ramallah, who refused to hold talks without settlement freeze.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, TOVAH LAZAROFF AND KHALED ABU
Abbas tells US envoy David Hale that Palestinians will not hold direct talks without a settlement freeze.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF AND KHALED ABU TOAMEH
PA president says Palestinians prepared to work with Quartet on all core issues, urges US Administration to reconsider its opposition to Palestinian application for full membership in the UN.
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