Israeli source: Cabinet likely to accept U.S. trade for settlement freeze – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Netanyahu, who visited the United States last week, convened his cabinet to outline the proposal, which he said was still being drafted with the Americans. Once ready, it would be put to a vote in Israel’s 15-minister security cabinet, he said.

An Israeli political source said the security cabinet vote was expected later this week and that seven ministers – Netanyahu among them – were likely to back the U.S. proposal, against six who would vote against and two who would abstain.

In private, Palestinian officials have expressed anger over U.S. incentives to get Israel to prolong the partial moratorium on settlement building, saying it effectively constituted bribing Israel to fulfill basic international obligations.

via Israeli source: Cabinet likely to accept U.S. trade for settlement freeze – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

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