Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Kerry, Abdallah focus on faltering ME talks  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 08/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Arab News) AQABA, Jordan: US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Jordan on Friday for talks with King Abdallah on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, a US spokeswoman said

The brief stop in the Red Sea port of Aqaba, where the talks were held, was not previously announced

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Kerry, who arrived from Rome from where he also brought back his Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh, was to discuss the Middle East peace process with the monarch

?We are arriving in Aqaba, Jordan, with Foreign Minister Judeh today to see King Abdallah to talk about the peace process,? Harf said

Following Kerry?s departure, the palace issued a short statement saying that he ?briefed the king on the latest developments in the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

?Kerry also briefed the king on talks between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington? this week, it said

?The king stressed the need for achieving comprehensive peace in line with a two-state solution...

He insisted that ?Jordanian high interest, particularly in final status issues, tops Jordan?s priorities,? the statement said without elaborating

Jordan is one of only two Arab states to have signed a peace treaty with Israel, and King Abdallah holds a special position because the 1994 accord recognizes his country?s ?historic? role in caring for Muslim holy sites in east Jerusalem

Last month, Jordan warned that it might review the peace treaty after Israeli MPs debated allowing Jewish prayers at Jerusalem?s sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound, saying the kingdom?s custodianship was ?not a privilege granted by Israel.

Israel and the Palestinians remain deadlocked in ongoing peace talks that Kerry helped to launch last July

Prime Minister Benjamin tanyahu on Tuesday urged Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and to ?abandon the fantasy? of flooding it with returning Palestinian refugees



His remarks sparked a furious reaction from the Palestinians, who denounced his demand and said it had effectively put the final nail in the coffin of the talks

The spat threw a harsh spotlight on the divide between the two sides and the Herculean task faced by Kerry, who is trying to get them to agree on a framework for extending direct peace talks beyond an April 29 deadline

Israel has repeatedly insisted there will be no peace deal without addressing the issue of recognition, and a clause relating to this has been inserted into Kerry?s as-yet-unpublished framework proposal

For the Palestinians, the issue is intimately entwined with the fate of their refugees who were forced out of their homes or fled in 1948 when Israel became a state

They see Netanyahu?s demand as a way of sidestepping a negotiated solution to the refugee issue

The Palestinians have also long viewed Israeli settlement construction as a major obstacle to peace talks, arguing that Israel is actively building on land that should be part of their future state

Netanyahu has also alluded to Israel?s demand to retain a military presence along the Jordan Valley, which runs down the eastern flank of the West Bank, in any future deal, saying he would not cede security to foreign peacekeepers

Kerry has said a peace treaty will deal with all the core issues dividing the two sides, including the contours of a future Palestinian state, refugees, the fate of Jerusalem claimed by both as a capital, security and mutual recognition

Under the US proposal, a unified Jerusalem would be the capital of both states without defining the outlines of east Jerusalem.

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 May 4 2016 - Kuwait- Al-Ghanim receives head of Palestine cmte at Jordan's Parl'tKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT May 4 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim on Wednesday received in his office visiting head of the Palestine Committee at the ...

 May 4 2016 - Kuwait- Sheikha Fariha urges care for Arab women refugeesKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) CAIRO May 4 (KUNA) -- It is crucial that maximum care and attention be given to refugee and displaced women and children caught up in wartime conditions in the ...

 May 4 2016 - Kuwait- Yemeni stakeholders conclude 1st session of direct talksKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT May 4 (KUNA) -- Yemeni parties involved in Kuwait consultations on Wednesday concluded their first session of face-to-face talks. The session was ...

 May 4 2016 - Kuwait- Info. Min. to embark on landmark visit to Ramallah Sat.Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT May 4 (KUNA) -- Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah is set to commence a ...

 May 4 2016 - Jordan- Royal decree approves constitutional amendmentsJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman May 4 (Petra) -- A royal decree was issued on Wednesday approving the constitutional amendments in line with Article (31) of the Constitution and as referred from ...

 May 4 2016 - UAE's Etihad Airways : 31 injured by severe turbulence in AsiaJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Abu Dhabi May 4 (Petra) -- The United Arab Emirates' national Etihad Airways Wednesday said that several passengers were injured when one of its flights encountered ...

 May 4 2016 - Jordan- 75m children in desperate need of education support : UnicefJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman May 4 (Petra) -- Around 75 million school-age children in crisis areas around the world are in dire need of educational support the BBC said citing a new report by ...

 May 4 2016 - Davutoglu says Turkey ready to send ground troops to Syria if necessaryJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman May 4 (Petra) -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Wednesday said that Ankara was in a position to send ground troops to Syria "if necessary". ...

 May 4 2016 - The Women in Parliaments Global Forum kicks off in AmmanJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman May 4 (Petra)--Deputizing for His Majesty King Abdullah II Senate President Faisal Al Fayez on Wednesday opened the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) which ...

 May 4 2016 - International conference of Internal Medicine kicks ofJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman May 4 (Petra) -- Under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Basma Bint Talal the 13th International Conference of Internal Medicine started late Tuesday . ...

 May 4 2016 - Jordan received attractive Gulf investment offers : JIC PresidentJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman May 4 (Petra) -- Jordan Investment Commission President (JIC) Thabet Al Wir Wednesday said the commission has received lucrative offers to invest in Jordan from ...

 May 4 2016 - Hundreds of Jewish settlers storm West Bank villageJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Ramallah May 4 (Petra) -- Hundreds of Jewish settlers on Wednesday rampaged through a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank a Palestinian source said. Ghassan ...

 May 4 2016 - Jordan- Al Fayez meets US House of Representative delegationJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman May 4 (Petra) --Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al Fayez met on Wednesday with a delegation of US congressional aides and briefed them on Jordan's ...

 May 4 2016 - Jordan- Agadir Agreement 's partnership meeting held in TunisiaJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman May 4 (Petra)-- A number of businessmen from Jordan Egypt Morocco and Tunisia took part at the Agadir Agreement 's partnership meeting recently held in Tunisia to ...

 May 4 2016 - Maximum temperature to cross 40 degree celsius in QatarThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha: The weather forecast for Qatar valid until 6pm Wednesday inshore will be hot during the day with slight dust to blowing dust at places by midday while offshore it ...

 May 4 2016 - UAE- Sheikha Lubna commends National Policy for ReadingEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI 4th May 2016 (WAM) -- Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi Minister of State for Tolerance and President of Zayed University has praised the ...

 May 4 2016 - Qatar adopts NATO Individual Partnership and Cooperation ProgrammeEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) BRUSSELS 4th May 2016 (WAM) -- The State of Qatar has approved the Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme with NATO and handed over the agreement ...

 May 4 2016 - UAE- Humanitarian policies should precede any political decisions says Ruler of SharjahEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) KUALA LUMPUR 4th May 2016 (WAM) -- H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah has emphasised the importance ...

 May 4 2016 - Abu Dhabi Airports awards FB contracts for Midfield Terminal Building to four global retailersEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI 4th May 2016 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Airports announced today that Emirates Leisure Retail ELR HMSHost International Lagardere Capital and SSP four ...

 May 4 2016 - Emir of Kuwait receives UAE AmbassadorEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) KUWAIT 4th May 2016 (WAM) -- Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Emir of Kuwait has received Rahma Hussein Al Zaabi the UAE Ambassador to Kuwait. ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help