4 articles tagged "Mitchell"
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Peace talks still face Abbas "no"
US compromise on Jerusalem - but Abbas wants imposed solution
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 24, 2010

debkafile's Washington sources report that instead of a freeze on all Israeli construction in East Jerusalem, the Obama administration asks Israel to quietly suspend all building licenses and other permits for just four weeks, to give US Middle East envoy George Mitchell a chance to persuade the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to accept US-moderated proximity talks.
Israel did indeed make Abbas an offer of temporary borders, but he turned it down and demanded that the US President "impose" a solution.

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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas
Abbas avoids US president's envoy, may boycott Arab summit
DEBKAfile Special Report March 21, 2010

The "sprained ankle" Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas suffered from slipping over at home was very much diplomatically motivated, debkafile's Middle East sources report. It was his pretext to stay out of the way of the US president's Middle East envoy, George Mitchell, when he arrived in the region March 20 fired up to restart Palestinian-Israeli proximity peace talks before he is ready. Abbas may also duck the Arab summit opening this week.

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Bolling Air Force base near Washington
Mitchell: Direct Israeli-Palestinian talks to start next week in Washington
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 8, 2010

debkafile's Middle East sources reveal that the US Middle East envoy George Mitchell presented his mission to Israeli and Palestinian leaders Monday, March 8, as getting direct talks between them started without delay and moved to Washington. Their lead negotiators have been appointed. They are the Israeli prime minister's adviser Yitzhak Molcho and the senior Palestinian negotiator Saab Erekat.

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PM Netanyahu with US envoy Mitchell
Accepting indirect peace talks confronts Israel with the Arab League
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 4, 2010

By renouncing the principle of direct negotiations for peace, Binyamin Netanyahu has opened the door for the Arab League and other unsympathetic international bodies to crash the process and bulldoze Israel into steps contrary to its interests. George Mitchell and Joe Biden to keep him on track.
 

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