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
- Live: Pro-Palestinian protest staged in Paris under tight security
- Gaza protests: ‘France imported the Mideast conflict a long time ago’
- UN human rights chief blasts Israel-Gaza ‘war crimes’
- Was the UN chief’s speech in Tel Aviv really a 'shameful message'?
- Paris braced for new pro-Palestinian rally after clashes
- France concerned about anti-Semitism
- Israel-Gaza, From Bad to Worse? With no Ceasefire in Sight, Conflict Spillover Felt Elsewhere
- Violence in Paris following banned protest
- Death toll rises in bloodiest day of Gaza offensive
- Clashes as pro-Palestine protesters march in Paris despite ban
Date created : 2010-09-02