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
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- Israel says 'no' to peace conference in Paris, favours 'direct' talks with Palestinians
- UNESCO adopts divisive resolution on Jerusalem holy sites
- Two killed in shooting at Jerusalem tram stop
- War in Syria: Why hospitals have become a target
- Shimon Peres’ Quixotic battle for Israeli-Palestinian peace
- Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza Strip after rocket attack
- Israel arrests UN Gaza employee 'for aiding Hamas'
- Dozens of Palestinian inmates take part in hunger strike
- Victims' families sue Facebook for $1 billion over Palestinian attacks
Date created : 2010-09-02