web analytics
August 28, 2015 / 13 Elul, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

Both sides told Secy of State John Kerry they want to continue talks beyond the April 29 deadline.
Martin Indyk, when he was US Special Envoy, and John Kerry.

Martin Indyk, when he was US Special Envoy, and John Kerry.
Photo Credit: U.S. Department of State

U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East Martin Indyk is on his way back to the region today (Thursday) to officially revive the talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

State Department spokesperson Marty Harf told reporters at a briefing that both sides have told Secretary of State John Kerry they want to continue negotiations beyond the current April 29 deadline.

Neither side was willing to meet after the terrorist attack in Judea on Monday that killed senior police officer Baruch Mizrahi, a father of five, and wounded his wife and 9-year-old son. The attacker or attackers were standing on the side of the road on Highway 35 near Hevron, shooting at vehicles with Israeli license plates, a witness said. One arrest has allegedly been made but no details were released. Mizrahi was on his way with his family to a seder in Kiryat Arba to celebrate the Passover holiday when he was murdered.

Talks that were scheduled for Wednesday night were cancelled. Both sides were unwilling to negotiate in the face of another Arab terror attack on Jews using an AK-47 – a weapon supplied to PA police by the U.S. military, among others – ostensibly to strengthen its forces so they could ‘fight terror.’

On Thursday, those talks are set to resume with Indyk, Israel’s Justice Minister and chief negotiator Tzipi Livni and negotiator Yitzhak Molcho, and the PA’s chief negotiator Saeb Erekat.

PA spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudaineh told a media briefing in Ramallah that an agreement is already in place to extend the talks.

“The Palestinian commitment is clear to the Israelis and the Americans, and this commitment is that the talks will continue until April 29, and that Israel should release the fourth group of prisoners,” Rudaineh told reporters. “This is the basic Palestinian demand. This is not a Palestinian condition, but it is a Palestinian demand, which was agreed upon with the U.S. secretary of state according to which 104 pre-Oslo prisoners would be released, and in return we would not go to the United Nations organizations for nine months… Now the talks with the Israelis and the Americans are continuing to the end of this month to discuss the basis that could lead to an extension of the negotiations,” he said.

Various proposals are being advanced by Israel in order to wrestle with the issue of the Israeli Arab prisoners among the fourth and final group that was held back due to lack of progress in the talks.

The Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party has threatened to leave the government if those prisoners – Israeli citizens who are all Arab terrorists – are freed.

One option would be to revoke their citizenship and deport them. Another would be to simply send the entire group to Gaza or abroad. In either case, resistance from the PA is expected – as usual.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

31 Responses to “Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)”

  1. Make him persona grata here.

  2. Travie Kelly says:

    I would like for it to work, but they are trying to run Israel out of the Country, and they will not stop until they talk someone into war. Why does nobody, or not many people not want Israel to have their own Country?

  3. Remember HITLER & Stalin now Kerry & Hamas

  4. So many Americans are ashamed of Kerry

  5. You know why Patricia look at this picture

  6. Yori Mendel says:

    I hope he doesn’t unpack.

  7. Israel shell never give him A visa

  8. More likely he’ll find dead bones. But not to worry. The US will pretend the corpse still has meat on those rotten bones.

  9. More likely he’ll find dead bones. But not to worry. The US will pretend the corpse still has meat on those rotten bones.

  10. But it’s Israel’s fault for looking to those who cannot save.

  11. They will never give up. But it will never work.

  12. If not let them killed each other

  13. Gene Strong says:

    Obama is an enemy of israel.
    Obama is an.enemy of america.
    Obama is pro muslim.
    American Jews support obama.
    What is wrong with American Jews ?

  14. How is it possible to have peace with people who shoot at innocent families as they are driving to a celebrate a holiday and throw rocks at regular people driving down the road to murder them?

  15. This stupid pro Palestinian mediator is back again.

  16. Jean Perles says:

    GO HOME……………..

  17. Jean Perles says:

    KERRY, SHAME ON YOU, KERRY KOHEN………..

  18. Jean Perles says:

    KERRY, SHAME ON YOU, KERRY KOHEN………..

  19. Why bother? It will never come to pass, and you can bet the family farm on that one.

  20. Please leave us alone.

  21. waste of time & money

  22. Politically, it is important to appear eager to talk peace… so we can get more "things" from Obama…. like 500lb blockbuster bombs to destroy Iran's nuke plants – because as you know this is coming up real fast !

  23. Maynard Miller says:

    Give it up! In order to have peace between two people or between two nations both sides must desire peace. Neither side should have to "buy" peace. That seems to be what Israel is doing (admittedly at Kerry's direction) but Israel will run out of birbes before Palestine has been satistied, so give it up.l

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, formerly from New York.
One-Third of Americans in Israel Live in Judea and Samaria
Latest News Stories
The former "Shanghai Ghetto" area, where Jewish refugees lived, in 1943.

The café opened in 1939 and was closed n 1949.

The picture on the right is the reason people living in the picture on the left might overthrow Hamas.

A growing number of Arabs in Gaza are calling on people to burn down Hamas institutions.

Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, formerly from New York.

An Oxford University professor’s new book uncovers what most Israelis know – that the Americans are not “Wild West” cowboys.

State Department Spokesperson John Kirby. Aug. 27, 2015.

A report by the entity responsible for ensuring the peaceful development of nuclear energy worldwide and the one upon which the world depends for monitoring Iran’s nuclear activity revealed that over the past few months Iran has been working on and adding to a building at its Parchin site. Parchin is an Iranian military complex located southeast of Tehran. It […]

Israeli artists build an ice wall at the Davidson Center, near the Kotel in Jerusalem. The wall was based on a piece by American artist Allan Kaprow who built something similar in Israel, in 1980, perpendicular to the Temple Mount. Photos by Yonatan Sindel / Flash90.

About 30 protesters from the Jewish Defense League on Wednesday evening stood at a picket line holding Israeli and Canadian flags outside billionaire Bernard (Barry) Sherman’s north Toronto home during his cocktail fundraiser for the Liberal party.

Mughassil, 48, is believed to be the leader of the Iran-supported Hezbollah Al-Hejaz group.

The Donald and the Cruz together against Iran on Sept. 9 at D.C. rally.

Iranian born Tennor Ramtin Ghazavi, a frequent performer at Italy’s La Scala, on Tuesday told San Jose Mercury News that the Islamic revolution that removed the Shah in 1979 “takes a dim view” of most musical forms, including opera.

For a state that goes out of its way to discriminate in favor of one group, Israel receives high grades in treatment of immigrants of all colors and creeds, beating out the UK, the US and Saudi Arabia.

If the administrative orders weren’t undemocratic enough, police raided a conference discussing those orders, arresting a number of the participants.

DM Ya’alon advises “zero tolerance” in dealing with violence against hareidi-religious IDF soldiers.

Maloney said that despite the administration’s diplomatic efforts, she could not support the Nuclear Iran Deal.

Rabbi Yehuda Glick has produced a new guidebook — ‘Arise and Ascend’ — to the Temple Mount.

Politicians always remember you when they need you, and no one remembers better than President Barack Obama.

Another Jewish property in Silwan valley, where the British expelled Yemenite Jews 77 years ago, once again is in Jewish hands.

More Articles from Hana Levi Julian
Haredi soldiers praying in the fields. Some are less welcome in their own shuls.

DM Ya’alon advises “zero tolerance” in dealing with violence against hareidi-religious IDF soldiers.

Rabbi Yehudah Glick on the Temple Mount.

Rabbi Yehuda Glick has produced a new guidebook — ‘Arise and Ascend’ — to the Temple Mount.

Arab terrorists firebombed Border Guard Police while on patrol in A-Tur on Wednesday night.

A convicted Palestinian Arab killer was able to stab again in Jerusalem because he was freed in a “good will gesture.”

PM Netanyahu is set to meet in Italy with PM Renzi and then visit Israel’s pavilion at Expo 2015 in Milan.

The IAF bombed a Gaza weapons factory in retaliation for last night’s rocket attack on southern Israel.

A Palestinian Arab terrorist stabs a Border Guard Police officer at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem.

Arab violence skyrockets in Jerusalem; one city council member says politics ties police hands.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/indyk-returns-to-raise-the-dead-israel-pa-talks/2014/04/17/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: