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
- Palestinian leader calls US ambassador to Israel 'son of a dog'
- Israeli security guard stabbed to death in Jerusalem attack
- Israel launches strikes on Gaza, ‘destroys’ new tunnel
- US to open embassy in Jerusalem in May for Israel’s 70th anniversary
- In rare UN speech, Abbas calls for Mideast peace conference
- Israeli strikes kill two in Gaza after blast wounds soldiers
- The rift over Jerusalem: Pence in Israel as Abbas seeks EU support
- US Embassy to move to Jerusalem by end of 2019, Pence tells Israeli parliament
- Pence arrives in Israel amid fallout over Trump's Jerusalem declaration
- Chief Palestinian negotiator: 'Trump is burying two-state solution'
Date created : 2010-09-02