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
- Shimon Peres’ Quixotic battle for Israeli-Palestinian peace
- Abbas seeks British apology for 1917 Jewish homeland declaration
- Israeli troops kill Palestinian assailant amid surge in violence
- Israel approves more than 400 new West Bank settlement homes
- The rise of political tourism in the Middle East
- Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza Strip after rocket attack
- Egyptian top diplomat pushes for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
- Egyptian foreign minister heads to Israel for rare visit
- Quartet calls for end to Israeli settlement construction
- Palestinian kills Israeli teen in West Bank settlement
Date created : 2010-09-02