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The US publicly told its partners on the Security Council that it would consider each draft resolution on its merit, but says that it never indicated how it would vote– up until the vote itself.
News of his planned remarks was confirmed shortly after the US voted to abstain from a resolution at the UN Security Council condemning Israel for its settlement activity.
The former US Secretary of State also surprised his interlocutor by saying he was seriously considering running for president in 2020.
Obama administration concerned failing peace talks may detract from other foreign policy commitments; Kerry says he and his team won't "be afraid to be caught trying."
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Sources tell Ma'an that meeting between Erekat and Livni was a "fierce political battle" in which PA threatened to try Israeli leaders as "war criminals."
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Malki submitted applications for 15 international treaties and conventions to UN representatives.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,MAYA SHWAYDER
Diplomatic tensions on the rise as US secretary of state cancels Wednesday visit to Ramallah; PA says move is response to Israel not releasing prisoners.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,HERB KEINON
Sources close to negotiation reporting Pollard may be released as part of deal whereby Israel would free fourth batch of prisoners, talks would continue.
By HERB KEINON
Abbas states that he will not continue discussions on any subject until prisoners are freed.
Time is running out for Netanyahu to decide whether he will go through with the final prisoner release.
Kerry discusses peace process with King of Jordan; US reaffirms that it does recognize Israel as the Jewish state.
By MICHAEL WILNER
No Palestinian state without east Jerusalem as its capital, no recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, says Abbas spokesman.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
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