In a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Israelis and Palestinians that it was their responsibility to take the tough decisions. He was forced to return to Washington last week without an agreement to extend negotiations beyond their current deadline at the end of April. He highlighted unhelpful steps on both sides.
Ed Miliband’s current visit to Israel is another step in the U.K. Labour party leader’s gradual embrace of his Jewish identity and connection to Israel.
BICOM Director of Research Dr. Toby Greene briefed a BICOM conference call at a critical juncture in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, with questions surrounding the fourth release of Palestinian prisoners scheduled for the coming days, and the extension of talks beyond their deadline at the end of April.