Latest Israel-Palestine talks likely to falter over land swap

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When US secretary of state John Kerry returned to the Middle East last week, it was with the assurance from senior officials that “nobody has an intention of sticking a finger in Kerry’s eye” on the issue of settlements. As the tenth round of talks commences, it is more likely that the Palestinian eye will bear the prod.

While the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has asked his housing minister, Uri Ariel, to stay the publication of tenders for the construction of new settlements in West Bank and East Jerusalem, the delay will only last until Kerry’s departure from the region. Meanwhile, the framework peace deal being negotiated will not result in a signed document.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2014


  • Israel
  • Middle East
  • Palestine
  • John Kerry
  • Israel-Palestine
  • West Bank
  • Middle Eastern Conflict


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