Palestianian leaders are meeting in Ramallah to discuss the latest US proposal to bring peace to the Middle East. But as Israel and Palestine continue to clash over preconditions for renewed talks, the road to peace remains fraught with peril.
In a rare UN speech, Mahmoud Abbas has called for an international mechamism to solve the Israel-Palestine conflict. The Palestinian leader slammed the US, which he said could no longer be the sole peace mediator.
Modi and Abbas' first-ever meeting in the West Bank comes as the Palestinian leader seeks to replace the US as the sole mediator between Israelis and Palestinians.
The Israeli cabinet has approved a proposal to legalize an unauthorized West Bank outpost. The decision was approved unanimously and came in response to a killing there last month — allegedly by Palestinian assailants.
The Palestinian Liberation Organization's highest decision-making body has set up a committee to consider disengaging with Israel. The PLO's top leaders stopped short, however, of immediately ordering the move.
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