12/04/13: The New York Times reports American officials plan to present the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, with detailed ideas about security arrangements on the West Bank under a possible peace agreement with the Palestinians, senior State Department officials said on Wednesday. The presentation is to be made to Mr. Netanyahu on Thursday by John R. Allen, the former American commander in Afghanistan and a retired Marine general who serves as an adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry on the Middle East peace talks. It will be General Allen’s first briefing to the Israeli prime minister, and will be provided when Mr. Kerry meets with Mr. Netanyahu, officials said. General Allen has made multiple trips to Israel and developed his ideas in consultation with Israeli officials. “It will include many details and specifics,” said a State Department official who asked not to be identified under diplomatic protocol established by the agency. “He will be presenting a piece of what will be a larger whole.” Mr. Kerry is making a quick trip to Moldova on Wednesday to provide political support to Eastern European nations that are seeking closer political and economic ties with the European Union. State Department officials described the security briefing as an “ongoing process” and not a finished product on which the US was demanding an up-or-down vote from the Israeli side.