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Netanyahu agreed on joint push for regional peace – then reneged

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Published: 7 March 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Exclusive: Netanyahu offered opposition leader to push together for regional peace initiative and then backtracked – Barak Ravid – Haaretz 05.03.17
Netanyahu and Herzog reached dramatic understandings six months ago; a joint declaration in Cairo, including readiness for territorial compromise and curb on settlement building, was set to be followed with announcement of unity government. But Amona crisis crashed talks. Includes full text of document they agreed for a Cairo summit in October 2016.

Netanyahu's secret regional peace bid sparked tensions between Egypt's Sissi and Abbas, Palestinian sources say – Jack Khoury – Haaretz 05.03.17
Palestinian leader opposed efforts to convene summit, which Sissi agreed to host; friction caused Egypt to refuse entry to Fatah's Jibril Rajoub.

And see: Netanyahu rejected chance for Arab recognition of Israel as Jewish state February 22, 2017


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