Abbas Dictates Terms to QuartetPA chairman Mahmoud Abbas dictated his terms for dropping his UN statehood bid to the Quartet, demands they adopt his negotiating position
Quartet to Meet on PA UN BidThe Quartet of peacekeeping nations is scheduled to meet next week on how to deal with the PA's bid for U.N. recognition.
PA: No Need to Recognize IsraelAn aide to Abbas, set to sign a unity pact with Hamas, says PA does not have to recognize Israel. Hamas has changed, he maintains.
Bibi’s Diplomatic OffensiveNetanyahu launches a diplomatic offensive in Europe and called on Abbas to cancel the unity pact with Hamas. The PA says it is a ”domestic issue.”
US Blocks Quartet’s Pro-PA MoveThe US blocks a Quartet move to impose on Israel a final status plan for the Palestinian Authority. Media said it would help the "peace process.”
Netanyahu in MoscowPM Netanyahu is in Moscow on a one-day official visit, where he will discuss Iran, Syria, and the negotiations with the PA.
Quartet to Push New NegotiationsAs Fatah seeks to reconcile with Hamas, the Quartet hopes to push Israel and the PA back to the negotiating table.
Quartet: Negotiations, No FreezeQuartet statement to be released on Friday calls Israel and PA to begin direct negotiations but does not mention the building freeze.
Israel to Reject Quartet DemandIsrael will say 'no' to Quartet's expected demand that direct negotiations end in one year's time. U.S. to invite Israel, PA to direct talks.
Barak: Embargo Also on PABarak points out that Israel's announced relaxation of restrictions on aid shipments to Gaza also apply to the PA in Judea and Samaria.
UK Lawmakers: Hamas TalksBritish lawmakers push for talks with the Hamas terror group, call current policy unsuccessful.