Palestinians urge Quartet to back peace plan
The Palestinians are calling on the United States and other Mideast mediators to demonstrate "bold leadership" and endorse a European proposal for a peace agreement with Israel.


Riyad Mansour, the top Palestinian diplomat at the UN, told the Security Council Thursday, "a clear endorsement" by the so-called Quartet - which also includes the UN, the European Union and Russia - would "seriously contribute" to reviving stalled negotiations with Israel. The European proposal includes immediately halting settlement activity and a return to pre-1967 borders with land swaps. (AP)