U.S. Works on Outline for Israel-Palestinian Peace Deal


abbas-kerry-netanyahuSecretary of State John Kerry will test U.S. proposals for solutions to disagreements between Israel and the Palestinians during meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, set to begin Thursday when he returns to the region, a senior State Department official said Tuesday.

The framework agreement at issue now would commit the two sides to the parameters of a final deal. “The framework is a basis from which one could negotiate a final peace treaty because the outline or the guidelines of what the final deal would look like would be agreed upon,” the official said.

The official added that Kerry does not expect any “breakthroughs” this week, but does want the two sides to agree to the framework terms fairly soon.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}