Archive: 9/14/2011
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  9/14/2011, Elul 15, 5771

Ashton Extends Stay to Press Israel for Concessions


European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has extended her Middle East trip to hold more talks aimed at pressing Israel to agree to far-reaching concession to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority, an EU diplomat said on Wednesday.

Ashton is in the region to meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders as well as diplomats from Arab countries, as part of an intense international effort to revive negotiations toward an Israeli withdrawal from its disputed heartland.