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
- Two female Palestinian attackers 'neutralised' near Jerusalem market
- American teenager among victims of deadly West Bank attacks
- Undercover Israeli agents stage raid on Palestinian hospital
- Palestinian killed after knife attack on Israeli soldier
- Palestinians shot dead after knife attacks in West Bank
- Inside Adiyaman, Turkey's jihadist hotbed
- How do Palestinians in East Jerusalem view current wave of violence?
- Israel, Jordan agree new security measures for flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque
- Attacks in Israel 'have nothing to do with occupation'
- UN chief ‘not optimistic’ about Israeli-Palestinian crisis
Date created : 2010-09-02