Report: Israel to freeze settlements in exchange for tougher Iran sanctions
26-Aug-2009 (2 comments)

The report, which cites U.S., European, Israeli and Palestinian officials, said that Obama will be ready to announce the resumption of long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians by the end of September.

"The message is: Iran is an existential threat to Israel; settlements are not," the Guardian quoted one official close to the negotiations as saying.

In exchange for Israel agreeing to a partial and temporary settlement freeze, the U.S., Britain and France would push the United Nations Security Council to expand sanctions on Iran to include its oil and gas industry, the report said.


stop theft in exchange for murder!

by Q on

Sorry Israel, no deal. Shame on Obama if he goes through with this terrible deal.



roo keh nist!

by IRANdokht on

The settlements are deemed illegal already and US has recently told them to stop the new settlements, now they're trying to use it as a leverage and make a deal?

roo keh nist!