Mubarak Replacing Mitchell? Bibi, Abbas Visiting Egypt SundayNetanyahu and Abbas both are visiting Mubarak Sunday separately a day after the PA leader rejected Mitchell’s bid for direct talks.
Mitchell Returning; More Talk on Not TalkingThe US says Israel and the PA are not ready for direct talks although Erekat confirms Obama is pressuring Abbas. More talk on not talking.
Borders for PA: Abbas Relies on Clinton, Obama Ignores BushAbbas is relying on Bill Clinton and not Obama for PA borders as Netanyahu flies to Washington. Obama’s officials mum on Bush’s promise to Israel.
PA Denies Report that It Offers Israel Control of Jewish QuarterPA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat denies a report that the PA would allow or accept Israeli sovereignty over the Western Wall in a new Arab state.
Opinion: Proximity Talks: Questions for WashingtonAn Arab Muslim, veteran award-winning journalist who has been covering Palestinian affairs for nearly three decades, analyzes prospects for peace.
Mitchell, Armed with US Media, Trying to Extend Building FreezeMitchell tries to convince Netanyahu to extend the building freeze in return for direct talks with Abbas. Newsweek: Bibi repeating Bush’s mistakes
Lieberman: Stop Dreaming about a PA StateIsrael's straight-shooting Foreign Minister Lieberman told his Russian counterpart one can only dream about a Palestinian Authority state by 2012.
PA Asks Mitchell for 28 More Security Stations near Jewish AreasPA negotiators have told Mitchell they want to open 24 more “police stations” near Jewish areas while its forces demand wider authority.
Abbas: Return to Direct Talks If Mitchell Makes ProgressIf proximity talks go well, the Palestinian Authority may return to direct negotiations, according to PA Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas.
Lieberman Heads for NYC to Brief Israeli DiplomatsForeign Minister heading for Big Apple Sunday night to meet diplomats and Jewish leaders. On the agenda: flotilla, global anti-Israel campaign.
Israel-PA Proximity Talks in Shadow of PA AggressionAs Israel-PA proximity talks limp along, PA ignores international law and claims settlements are illegal. PA aggression is certainly illegal.
Mitchell’s Round Two with PA Starts at Square OneRound Two of mediated talks start Tuesday. Mitchell meets Abbas in Ramallah. Round One ended with the US talking for Israel and the PA.
Obama Calls Abbas, Sets Ground RulesObama put Abbas on equal footing with Netanyahu, phoning him, setting ground rules for “proximity talks” and inviting him to the White House.
White House Reports Two-Year Building Freeze in Ramat ShlomoPM Netanyahu has agreed to freeze construction in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo for two years, State Department says.
Indirect Talks ‘Begin” with Loud SilenceThe PA okays indirect talks with Israel, Netanyahu says no accord can be reached by “remote control,” and the ”talks” wait for Mitchell’s return.
PA Poll: Majority Oppose 'Proximity Talks', Support FayyadThe majority of PA Arabs in a recent survey opposed “proximity talks” with Israel, and supported a unilateral declaration of a new country in 2011.
PA Pulling Out of 'Proximity Talks'?The PA may be backing out of the "proximity talks," using this week's approval of a years-old planned Jerusalem housing project as an excuse.