Jerusalem, Israel - State of
PALESTINIAN NEGOTIATOR SAEB ERKAT AND ISRAELI NEGOTIATOR ODED ERAN AFTER TALKS IN JERUSALEM.
Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erkat (R) and the Israelian negotiator Oded Eran (L) leave after their talks in Jerusalem, January 4. Israel and the Palestinians broke a peacemaking deadlock, agreeing to carry out a long delayed transfer of Israeli occupied West Bank land to Palestinian rules, both sides said. Under a deal reached by the negotiators at a Jerusalem hotel, Israel will give Palestinian control or partial control of another five percent of the West Bank within 48 hours and another 6.1 percent by January 20.