Palestinians walk out of talks

Defying the United States and Israel, the Palestinian leadership formally submitted applications on Wednesday to join 15 international agencies, leaving the troubled Middle East talks brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry on the verge of breakdown.

The applications were signed by President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority on Tuesday evening as part of a move to gain the benefits of statehood outside the negotiations process.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Palestinians-defy-US-and-Israel-leaving-peace-talks-in-peril

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