Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday that Israel is ready to discuss "fundamental issues" with Palestinians who are now governed by leaders accepted by the Jewish state and the West.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice wrapped up a regional tour on Thursday, telling Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas that Israel was ready to discuss "fundamental issues" to advance stalled Middle East peace efforts.
RAMALLAH, West Bank— Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday tried to accelerate a nascent dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians but skirted the question of how to deal with the militant Hamas group.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pressed Israel and the Palestinians on Thursday to talk about the key issues that would lead to the creation of a Palestinian state.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Thursday that Israel was ready to discuss "fundamental issues" to advance the stalled Middle East peace.
Israel began dismantling a low concrete barrier that ran for 25 miles along roads south of Hebron. Israel had claimed that the barrier, though just 32 inches high, was intended to provide additional security for Jewish settlers, but in February 2006 the High Court accepted the contention of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel that the wall violated the rights of Palestinian residents in 21 ...
Condoleezza Rice nudged Israel and the Palestinians towards peace talks yesterday, saying she would return to the region before a Middle East conference expected to take place this autumn in the US.
If Saudi officials sit down with Israel, it will be the first time they both countries have attended public talks about Israeli-Palestinian peace since 1991.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice assured Palestinian leaders that a U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference this fall is meant to get them closer to establishing an independent state and that Israel is ready now to discuss fundamental issues.
Iran denounced what it called Israel's "horrific human rights record" in a letter to the U.N. secretary-general while denying recent Israeli accusations of widespread rights abuses in the Islamic republic.