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
- Building in the West Bank
- US judge replaces UN Gaza inquiry head after criticism
- Head of UN Gaza inquiry to quit over Israeli criticism
- ICC to open preliminary probe into possible Gaza war crimes
- Syrian migrants' nightmare voyage aboard ghost ship
- Palestinian sentenced to life for murder of Israeli teens
- Abbas seeks to resubmit Palestinian statehood bid to UN
- Israeli settlers hurl rocks at US diplomatic cars
- Abbas signs ICC treaty after UN rejects statehood bid
- UN rejects Palestinian resolution on statehood
Date created : 2010-09-02