Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will resume peace talks in Yerushalayim next Wednesday, the State Department said today. Martin S. Indyk, the senior American envoy to the talks, and Frank Lowenstein, his deputy, will travel to Israel to facilitate the negotiations. After meeting in, the negotiators will hold another session in Yericho on the West Bank.
Today’s announcement by the State Department came as Saeb Erekat, the senior Palestinian negotiator, sent a letter to Mr. Kerry protesting Israel’s preliminary approval for the construction of more than 800 new homes in parts of the West Bank. Read more here.