U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the upcoming release of Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, was not tied to the nuclear agreement with Iran.
By Maher Abukhater and Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced plans Tuesday to press the issue of Palestinian statehood by applying for membership in 15 international agencies, despite strong Israeli opposition. The move apparently spoiled plans by Secretary of State John F. Kerry to announce a breakthrough […]
Jerusalem (AFP) – Washington’s top diplomat wrapped up a lightning visit to Israel Tuesday but was to return within 24 hours as speculation grew that a jailed U.S.-Israeli spy may be key to saving peace talks. But as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry departed, Israel reissued a call for tenders for hundreds of settler […]
By Christi Parsons and Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Obama administration appears to have begun considering the early release of Jonathan Pollard, an American serving a life sentence for spying for Israel, as it tries to nudge the Middle East peace process forward. On Monday, U.S. officials conspicuously declined to comment on […]