Senior Israeli official says Israeli prime minister agreed to last week's offer immediately, but Palestinian president has yet to respond.
Barak Ravid is the diplomatic correspondent for Haaretz newspaper. He joined Haaretz in April 2007, covering the Prime Minister's Office, the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Defense, dealing with issues such as U.S.-Israeli relations, EU-Israeli relations and the peace process.
Before joining Haaretz, Barak Ravid worked for two years for Maariv daily newspaper, spending a year covering the Palestinian Authority and a year as a diplomatic correspondent.
Ravid has a BA in the history of the Middle East from the University of Tel Aviv. He served for six years as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces, and concluded his service with the rank of captain. He and his wife live in Tel Aviv.
Move comes after Tzipi Hotovely said, 'My dream is to see the Israeli flag flying over the Temple Mount.'
Senior U.S. officials tell Haaretz that there had been rapid deterioration in Israel-Jordan ties since mid-September, nearly resulting in complete cutoff in relations.
During a speech in the Knesset, Netanyahu hints at taking unilateral steps in the West Bank 'in the absence of a partner for permanent peace.'
PMO rebukes Hotovely, saying Israel's commitment to the Temple Mount status quo remains unchanged, prompting Hotovely to recast comment as 'personal'.
Netanyahu: I Don't Want a Binational State, but We Need to Control All of the Territory for the Foreseeable Future
'I'm asked if we will forever live by the sword – yes,' says prime minister.
The prime minister raised the possibility at a recent security cabinet meeting; ministers note the 'dramatic political implications' of the measure.
King Abdullah II says he believes understandings reached between Jordan, Israel and the Palestinians may help end the violence and calm tensions.
'Anyone who joins the ranks of Israel's enemies will not be an Israeli citizen,' prime minister says; man's father receives phone call in which he was told his son is 'fine.'
Secretary of state says Netanyahu also stressed Israel's commitment to freedom of worship on Temple Mount.