Israeli-Palestinian conflict ‘intervention’ to be staged by U.S. if current talks fail

( After meeting with senior Palestinian and American officials, Meretz party chairwoman Member of Knesset Zehava Gal-On said Monday that the U.S. is “moving from a coordination phase between the two sides to an intervention phase” in Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, and Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat address reporters on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on July 30, 2013. Credit: State Department.

In anticipation of a deadlock in the talks, the U.S. is expected to present a plan in January 2014 that would follow the “Clinton parameters” and would be “based on the ’67 lines with agreed land swaps,” according to Gal-On, Israel Hayom reported.

“Imposing a deal makes a mockery of Israeli sovereignty; proves that [President Barack] Obama is no friend of Israel; will simply establish a terrorist, anti-Semitic state that [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud] Abbas proclaims must be Jew-free; and will lead us closer to war, not peace,” Mort Klein, national president of the Zionist Organization of America, told

Posted on November 4, 2013 .