Latest update: July 27th, 2014
As news of some details of the ceasefire deal proposed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry emerges, we also learn that the entire cabinet of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu rejected the proposal.
Some in the Israeli media quoted sources who described Kerry’s proposal as “the Qatari plan, with some ornaments.”
But Kerry continued with his efforts and announced that “we are working towards a brief, seven-day humanitarian ceasefire,” and just a few hours later, Netanyahu made another announcement.
“We agreed to consider a 12-hour ceasefire proposed by U.N.’s Ban ki-Moon,” Netanyahu stated, according to i24 News.
About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com
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