U.S. Suggests That Israel Lease Land from Palestinians, Report Indicates
October 29, 2010
Israel (ChattahBox World News) – The United States and Israel appear to be working together to establish what could become a Palestine state, which may end the hostility that has endured for years between Israel and Palestinians, reports Haaret.com.
Israel has been privately negotiating with American officials to create a proposal in which Israel would lease East Jerusalem land from Palestinians for a 40 to 99 year period, Haaretz.com says, citing a report printed in today’s Arabic-language newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. In exchange for the lease deal, an independent Palestine state would be established, but it’s unclear what Palestinian officials think of the proposal.
Although sources indicate that the U.S. sparked the talks, neither the American government nor Israeli officials would comment on the reprot, Haaretz.com indicates.