Sunday, 6 September 2009

Guardian Middle East

Israeli ministers back Netanyahu stance on settlements

Cabinet members supportive of plan to approve construction of new apartments in West Bank while halting some building

Settlement deal set to focus on the West Bank

George Mitchell, the US envoy to the Middle East, will return to Jerusalem this week for talks on a temporary Israeli suspension of settlement activity in the occupied West Bank, despite a highly public row breaking out on the issue on Friday, writes Rory McCarthy.

Hamas in talks on freeing kidnapped Israeli soldier

Khaled Meshal, the leader of Hamas, has made a dramatic visit to Cairo amid a new diplomatic effort to secure the release of an Israeli soldier captured near Gaza more than three years ago.

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