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Israel raises threshold to cede parts of Jerusalem in peace deal

2 January 2018

Israel set a high threshold for any future vote on giving parts of Jerusalem to Palestinians today.  The amendment to existing legislation raised the number of votes for approval of any proposal to hand over a part of the city to a foreign party.

U.S. negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians have been frozen since 2014. But if ever resumed, a special Israeli parliament majority to approve handing over parts of Jerusalem could complicate efforts to reach a peace accord.