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
- In Tel Aviv terror attack, scholar of Israeli-Palestinian conflict becomes its victim
- Israel revokes Palestinian permits, deploys troops after deadly Tel Aviv attack
- Diplomats try to revive Mideast peace process in Paris
- Netanyahu rejects French peace initiative after meeting with Valls
- French PM visits Israel to push for France's peace-plan bid
- Netanyahu questions France’s impartiality in Israeli-Palestinian peace process
- French diplomatic effort to rekindle Israeli-Palestinian peace process faces uphill battle
- Trial opens for Israeli soldier who killed wounded Palestinian
- Israel raid hits Gaza in response to rocket fire, army says
- Israel launches airstrikes on four Hamas targets in Gaza
Date created : 2010-09-02