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
- UN Special Envoy to the Middle East: 'I leave the Gaza Strip in an even worse situation than before'
- FRANCE 24 unveils interactive cartoon about life in Gaza
- Netanyahu 'regrets' election statement on Arab Israelis
- Obama says it is now ‘hard to find a path’ on Israeli-Palestinian peace
- Fears for Tunisia and its economy following terrorist attacks
- US ‘to reevaluate’ backing Israel at UN
- Bibi or not Bibi? Netanyahu stakes future on Israeli elections (part 1)
- Israeli Arabs seek to influence outcome of vote
- Israelis wounded in Jerusalem 'terror attack' by Palestinian motorist
- Building in the West Bank
Date created : 2010-09-02