According to a Ma’an news agency report, US President Barak Obama has sent a letter to the PA (Palestinian Authority) with envoy George Mitchell, a letter that states the White House remains opposed to Israel’s “settlement enterprise”. The existence of this letter is being confirmed by senior PA officials.
The Guardian carried a report stating the Americans had presented an offer to allow the UN to condemn any significant Israeli settlement activity. The US has historically used its veto to thwart international resolutions concerning Israel’s conduct.
Chief PLO negotiator Dr. Saeb Erekat refused to disclose details of the letter, but said that the message “clarified the US stance on the peace process and Israel’s intransigence on the issue of settlements.”
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)