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Israelis, Palestinians try to salvage peace talks

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were to meet again on Monday in a new effort to salvage the teetering US-brokered peace talks, US and Palestinian officials said. The meeting came as US Secretary of State John Kerry scrambled to rescue negotiations he kick-started in July, and a week after a fresh impasse saw both sides renege on commitments they made nine months ago.

Israelis, Palestinians try to salvage peace talks

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were to meet again on Monday in a new effort to salvage the teetering US-brokered peace talks, US and Palestinian officials said. The meeting came as US Secretary of State John Kerry scrambled to rescue negotiations he kick-started in July, and a week after a fresh impasse saw both sides renege on commitments they made nine months ago.

U.S. presses on with Mideast talks rescue attempt

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. efforts to save Middle East peace talks from collapse showed little sign of progress on Monday after negotiators met amid threats from Israel to retaliate for what it saw as unilateral Palestinian moves towards statehood. The U.S.-brokered negotiations plunged into crisis last week after Israel, demanding a Palestinian commitment to continue talking after the end of the month, failed to carry out a promised release of about two dozen Palestinian prisoners.

Israelis, Palestinians try to salvage peace talks

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were to meet again on Monday in a fresh effort to salvage the teetering US-brokered peace talks, US and Palestinian officials said. The meeting came as US Secretary of State John Kerry scrambled to rescue negotiations he kick-started in July, and a week after a fresh impasse saw both sides renege on commitments they made nine months ago.

No breakthrough seen in last-ditch Mideast talks

Last-ditch talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators on salvaging a teetering, US-brokered peace process ended without a breakthrough Sunday, Palestinian sources told AFP. "The crisis continues. During the whole meeting, the Israelis threatened the Palestinians and no solution to the crisis was found," a Palestinian official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Warning that the peace process was on the edge of collapse, an Israeli official close to the talks said that even US Secretary of State John Kerry, its tireless sponsor, was cooling off.

Israel threatens unilateral moves against Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened the Palestinians on Sunday with unilateral reprisals as the two sides prepared for last-ditch talks with a US envoy on salvaging teetering peace talks. He said Israel would retaliate if the Palestinians proceed with applications to adhere to 15 international treaties. "These will only make a peace agreement more distant," he said of the applications the Palestinians submitted on Tuesday. "Any unilateral moves they take will be answered by unilateral moves at our end."

Israel threatens unilateral measures against Palestinians

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that Israel would take unilateral measures against the Palestinians if they go ahead with applications to adhere to international treaties. "These will only make a peace agreement more distant," he said of the applications the Palestinians made on Tuesday to adhere to 15 treaties. "Any unilateral moves they take will be answered by unilateral moves at our end."

Israel threatens unilateral moves against Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened the Palestinians on Sunday with unilateral reprisals as the two sides prepared for last-ditch talks with a US envoy on salvaging teetering peace talks. He said Israel would retaliate if the Palestinians proceed with applications to adhere to 15 international treaties. "These will only make a peace agreement more distant," he said of the applications the Palestinians made on Tuesday. "Any unilateral moves they take will be answered by unilateral moves at our end."

Kerry warns U.S. is evaluating role in Middle East peace talks

By Lesley Wroughton RABAT (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Washington was evaluating whether it was worth continuing its role in Middle East peace talks, signaling his patience with the Israelis and Palestinians was running out. There was a limit to U.S. efforts if the parties themselves were unwilling to move forward, Kerry said during a visit to Morocco after a week of setbacks.

US reviews Mideast peace push as tit-for-tat moves multiply

Washington said Friday it was reviewing its push for a Middle East peace agreement as a spiral of tit-for-tat moves by Israel and the Palestinians took hard-won talks close to collapse. US Secretary of State John Kerry, who has invested more than a year of intensive shuttle diplomacy in the talks process, said there were "limits" to the time Washington could devote to it. "This is not open-ended," Kerry said during a visit to Morocco, adding that it was "reality check" time and he would evaluate with President Barack Obama what Washington does next.
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