The White House is contemplating backing a UN Security Council resolution containing parameters for a peace negotiation between Israel and the Palestinians before Barack Obama leaves office, the Wall Street Journal reported this week.
The Journal said that internal discussions have taken place, pushing US backing for the resolution, which calls on both sides to “compromise” on key issues.
A number of other possible initiatives were discussed, including a presidential speech and a joint statement from the Middle East Quartet.
A senior administration official told the Journal that “no final decisions have been made” and that Obama was “considering a range of possibilities.”
Officials also said that Obama hoped to put the Israeli-Palestinian issue on a “more promising trajectory” before his successor takes office in January, WSJ reported.