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There is now a consensus within Israel's center-left Labor Party to leave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition in the coming months if there is no movement in the peace process, senior party members told The Washington Times.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed his Cabinet on Sunday to accept a package of security and diplomatic incentives the U.S. has proposed to entice Israel to renew limits on settlement construction and revive moribund peace talks with the Palestinians, an official said.
Israel's opposition leader and a former prime minister criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday for not agreeing to a U.S.-proposed two-month extension of a West Bank settlement freeze, whose expiration has threatened to sink renewed Mideast peace talks.
The American president was pushing hard for a Mideast peace agreement when six Jewish families arrived on this West Bank hilltop early one morning with cribs, refrigerators, Israeli flags and flatbed trucks carrying mobile homes.
Dozens of Jewish settlers broke ground on a new day-care center deep inside the West Bank on Sunday to celebrate the end of the government's 10-month-old construction slowdown at midnight — symbolically renewing settlement activity that threatens to derail peace talks with the Palestinians.
Israel's hard-line foreign minister said Monday that his party will try to block any extension of Israel's settlement slowdown, a move that could derail the recently launched Mideast peace negotiations.
Israel's opposition Likud Party has selected a hawkish slate of candidates for upcoming parliamentary elections, making any movement toward peace with the country's Arab neighbors increasingly unlikely if the party wins the February vote.
TEL AVIV — Israel's parliament is weighing a law that would reserve almost one-seventh of the nation's land area for Jewish ownership, touching off a heated debate over whether the plan undermines Israel's democracy or is essential to preserve its Jewish character.