Quartet of Mideast Mediators to Meet on Jan. 26 – Edith M. Lederer
(dailyalert.org, Jan. 16, 2015)
Envoys from the Quartet of Mideast mediators – the U.S. UN, EU and Russia – will meet on Jan. 26 in Brussels, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power announced during the UN Security Council’s monthly Mideast debate. The Palestinians have made clear that they oppose further direct negotiations with Israel mediated by the U.S.
Israel’s UN Ambassador Ron Prosor accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of remaining “committed to the three ‘no’s. He will not negotiate, he will not recognize Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people, and he will not make peace.” He accused the Palestinian Authority of committing “every form of diplomatic treachery” last year by abandoning peace talks, forming a government with Hamas, honoring “convicted terrorists,” and breaking its word by signing up to join dozens of treaties and conventions including the International Criminal Court. (AP-ABC News)