Israel has rejected Palestinian Authority's conditions for the extension of the so-called peace talks.
Israeli officials say the Palestinian Authority does not want peace. On Tuesday, the Authority's acting chief, Mahmoud Abbas, said the negotiations can be continued beyond the April 29 deadline if Tel Aviv freezes its settlement construction plans on Palestinian land. Abbas also called for the definition of the Palestinian borders in the coming months. But now, Israeli officials say the freeze of the settlements as well as the defining of Palestinian borders is out of the question.