IRAN TERROR THREAT TO OBAMA'S ISRAEL TRIP Tehran looking to disrupt 'land-for-peace' talks
TEL AVIV Ė There is immediate information that the Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad terrorist organization may attempt to disrupt President Obamaís visit here next month with attacks aimed at derailing Israeli-Palestinian talks, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.
The informed officials, meanwhile, said the White House expects the issue of Jerusalem to be a key impediment in reaching a deal and is therefore discussing the formation of an international committee to help smooth the process.
As a way to entice the PA back to the bargaining table, the White House agreed to release some $200 million in aid that it has withheld for months, said the officials. According to the officials, the deal was brokered with the Palestinians by incoming Secretary of State John Kerry.