U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to present a framework proposal to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas later this week • PMO: At no stage was there an agreement to free Israeli Arab prisoners.
Shlomo Cesana, Mati Tuchfeld, Daniel Siryoti, Eli Leon and Yoni Hirsch
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry [Archive] |Photo credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO
Following Israel’s release of 26 Palestinian prisoners on Monday night and ahead of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s expected arrival in Israel later this week, U.S. officials are projecting optimism for the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks entering the last stage of a nine-month negotiating window that opened in July. “What we’re focused on right now is the secretary’s trip this week, working on the framework, working to narrow the gaps, and we’ll just move forward from there,” said State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf on Monday.
Read Entire Story in Israel Hayom