Israel handed the Palestinian Authority, Sunday, a proposal they hope will lead to an extension of their peace talks beyond an April 29 deadline, as efforts to salvage the negotiations came to a head, according to Agence France Presse. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had said the fate of the United States-brokered peace process could be decided within days, warning that "either the matter will be resolved or it will blow up." He told ministers from the Likud party, "In any case, there won't be any deal without Israel knowing clearly what it will get in exchange."
According to a PA official, Israel presented PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas with a draft agreement to relaunch talks. Abbas was to examine the proposal during the night. An Israeli official would not provide details on the proposal but told AFP, "Now the Palestinians need to reply if they are willing to continue negotiations."