Is Mubarak Replacing Mitchell?Netanyahu and Abbas both are visiting Mubarak Sunday separately a day after the PA leader rejected Mitchell’s bid for direct talks.
Direct Talks Not in Proximity The US says Israel and the PA are not ready for direct talks although Erekat confirms Obama is pressuring Abbas. More talk on not talking.
Abbas Relies on Bill ClintonAbbas 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 Old City OfferPA 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.
Op-ed: Proximity TalksAn Arab Muslim, veteran award-winning journalist who has been covering Palestinian affairs for nearly three decades, analyzes prospects for peace.
Mitchell Armed with US MediaMitchell tries to convince Netanyahu to extend the building freeze in return for direct talks with Abbas. Newsweek: Bibi repeating Bush’s mistakes
Lieberman: Stop Dreams about PAIsrael's straight-shooting Foreign Minister Lieberman told his Russian counterpart one can only dream about a Palestinian Authority state by 2012.
PA Wants More ’Police Stations’PA negotiators have told Mitchell they want to open 24 more “police stations” near Jewish areas while its forces demand wider authority.
Abbas' Demands for Direct Talks If proximity talks go well, the Palestinian Authority may return to direct negotiations, according to PA Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas.
Lieberman Heads for NYCForeign Minister heading for Big Apple Sunday night to meet diplomats and Jewish leaders. On the agenda: flotilla, global anti-Israel campaign.
Israel-PA Contact, PA AggressionAs Israel-PA proximity talks limp along, PA ignores international law and claims settlements are illegal. PA aggression is certainly illegal.
PA Talks: Round Two, 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 Phones Abbas, Sets RulesObama put Abbas on equal footing with Netanyahu, phoning him, setting ground rules for “proximity talks” and inviting him to the White House.
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 RecessThe 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: Oppose Proximity TalksThe 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 Pulls 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.