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
- Netanyahu rejects French peace initiative after meeting with Valls
- French PM visits Israel to push for France's peace-plan bid
- Can France relaunch the Middle East peace process?
- Paris Israeli-Palestinian peace conference postponed
- Paris: 'Up all Night' movement is 'floundering'
- Netanyahu questions France’s impartiality in Israeli-Palestinian peace process
- Israel launches airstrikes on four Hamas targets in Gaza
- Battle for Shaddadi: Interethnic coalition takes on IS group in Syria
- France to hold summit on Israel-Palestinian peace process in May
- Israeli convicted of burning Palestinian teen to death
Date created : 2010-09-02