Middle East

Chief Palestinian negotiator issues statehood ultimatum

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat (L) sits next Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (C) attend the Arab foreign minsiters meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, on April 9, 2014. Arab foreign ministers met with Abbas to discuss floundering US-brokered peace talks with Israel ahead of a looming deadline. Abbas requested the meeting after Israel backtracked on releasing a final batch of Palestinian prisoners and reissued tenders for 708 settler homes in annexed Arab east Jerusalem





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