Israel has concluded that it is not possible to reach a final peace agreement wit the Palestinian Authority at present, the Associated Press reports, citing Israeli government officials. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to deliver a speech in the coming weeks that hints at a shift in direction away from direct peace talks, the officials said. They add that Israeli government is considering alternative means of showing its commitment to keeping peace negotiations with the Palestinians alive.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.