Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the head of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, have sat down together in Washington for the start of the first direct peace talks between the two feuding parties in nearly two years.
AP - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton formally opened the first direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians in nearly two years on Thursday, imploring the parties to ignore the long history of failed negotiations and make needed compromises to forge an agreement.
The Mideast conflict
- New York Times criticised for op-ed by hunger strike leader
- Palestinian inmates launch mass hunger strike in Israeli jails
- Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Is a non-violent approach possible?
- Over 150 lawmakers call on France to recognise Palestinian statehood
- 93 candles for Robert Mugabe
- French-Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for killing wounded Palestinian
- Israeli bill allowing West Bank settlements violates international law, says UN
- Israel passes controversial West Bank settlement law in late night vote
- Settlements ‘may not be helpful’ to peace, Trump tells Israel
- Israel evicts wildcat settlers while approving 3000 new homes
Date created : 2010-09-02