After failed peace talks, Israeli government deeply divided on where to go

June 9, 2014 7:36 PM

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After failed peace talks, Israeli government deeply divided on where to go

JERUSALEM – The collapse of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks has laid bare deep divisions in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition that John Kerry's determined but ill-fated diplomacy had allowed to be papered over.

Key coalition allies are demanding a government initiative to extract Israel from the West Bank, while others say now is the moment for enhanced Jewish settlement and even annexation of some areas. The likely short-term outcome is a period of protracted gridlock in which hopes for peace will remain ...

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