Akiva Eldar (Haaretz)


Palestinians Say East Jerusalem Settlements Deepen Occupation

By Akiva Eldar (Haaretz)

Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat condemned on Friday Israel’s recent decision to expand the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa, saying Netanyahu’s government is “determined to invest solely in the entrenchment of the occupation, rather than peace.”Read More


Peres Holds Secret Peace Talks With Palestinians

By Akiva Eldar (Haaretz)

President Shimon Peres has been holding intensive talks with Ramallah in an effort to resume negotiations and head off a unilateral Palestinian statehood bid at the UN in September.Read More


Abbas to Mitchell: I Will Resign If Settlement Construction Continues

By Akiva Eldar (Haaretz)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas informed U.S. envoy George Mitchell last week that the renewal of settlement construction will not only bring about the collapse of peace talks but it will also induce his resignation from the post of Palestinian Authority president.Read More


Palestinian P.M.: We Will Have a State by Next Year

By Akiva Eldar (Haaretz)

Next year, “the birth of a Palestinian state will be celebrated as a day of joy by the entire community of nations,” says Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in an exclusive interview to Haaretz.Read More


U.S. Official: Building E. Jerusalem Homes Is a Blow to Peace Process

By Akiva Eldar (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to construct an additional 700 apartments in East Jerusalem was another blow to already stalled peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, a U.S. official said on MondayRead More






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