Now PA sources say that Kerry told PA President Mahmoud Abbas the U.S. will consider once again demanding a final deal on all issues â€“ Jerusalem, so-called refugees, the West Bank, Jordan Valley and other areas.
The sources said Kerry will discuss the possibility of a final status deal in his upcoming visit.
The flip-flop came after Abbas threatened to lobby Europe and the Arab League to oppose the latest U.S. position on an interim agreement, the sources said.
Regardless of whether there is an interim or final status deal, some major U.S. demands remain in place. One of those demands is for Israel to relinquish its civilian neighborhoods in the strategic Jordan Valley....