Kerry Seeks Palestinian Recognition of Israel as Jewish State

Image: Kerry Seeks Palestinian Recognition of Israel as Jewish State

Sunday, 05 Jan 2014 07:11 AM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

A Palestinian official says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asked the Palestinian president in their weekend meetings to recognize Israel as the Jewish homeland.

The official says Mahmoud Abbas opposes the idea amid concerns it will hurt the right of return of Palestinian refugees to what is now Israel, but that talks are continuing. He spoke anonymously because Kerry doesn't want those involved in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations to talk to journalists.

Kerry was meeting with the leaders of Jordan and Saudi Arabia on Sunday, possibly to win Arab backing for any Palestinian concessions.

Kerry has been pushing for the outlines of peace deal. The apparent trade-off is Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish homeland, in exchange for Israel's acceptance of its pre-1967 frontier as the baseline for border talks.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Blasts, Gunfire in Kabul After Suicide Bomber Hits UK Embassy Car

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 07:49 AM

Gunfire and explosions rocked Kabul Thursday as Taliban militants attacked a central district that houses several embass . . .

Pope Condemns Islamic State Violence

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 12:33 PM

On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against att . . .

Breitbart: Govt Report Says Congress Can 'Defund' Amnesty

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 12:05 PM

Breitbart News reports that the Congressional Research Service , a nonpartisan branch of the Library of Congress , concl . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved