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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- Netanyahu to speak to pro-Israel conference in US
- Video: Battle brewing for control of Jordan Valley
- In 'Bethlehem', Israeli-Palestinian pair aim for 'neutral' view of conflict
- Kerry, Abbas to meet in Paris for peace talks
- American Studies Association backs boycott of Israeli academic institutions
- Web users react to Ariel Sharon's death
- Celebrations in Palestinian refugee camps on Sharon’s death
- Sharon's death met with sadness, contempt
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Date created : 2010-09-02