Politics

Barack Obama ‘to visit Jerusalem and Ramallah to press for peace’

Tom Sileo Contributor

The president’s peace plan calls for Israel and the Palestinian Authority to hold a series of regular meetings over the coming year.

Mr. Obama, who set Middle East peace as one of his top foreign policy goals when he assumed office in 2009, will make his first visit as president to Israel and the West Bank to persuade both sides to agree to concessions for the sake of peace.

Mr. Obama will oversee the relaunch of direct talks between the two sides next week in Washington.

Although Washington is pushing for a comprehensive peace deal within 12 months, implementation will be spread out over a 10-year period, according to a report in Yediot Aharonot, the Israeli newspaper

Full story: Barack Obama ‘to visit Jerusalem and Ramallah to press for peace’ – Telegraph.