Tuesday, August 31, 2010

All Sides Are Getting Ready For The Start Of Middle East Peace Talks

Netanyahu, Negotiating Team Take Off For Peace Talks In US -- Jerusalem Post

PM to meet with Obama, Abbas, Mubarak, Abdullah and Blair ahead of official relaunch of peace talks in Washington.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his negotiating team took off for Washington on Tuesday morning, ahead of the relaunch of peace talks with the Palestinians.

The prime minister will meet with US President Barack Obama on Wednesday, before attending a dinner hosted by Obama with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Jordanian King Abdullah and Quartet envoy Tony Blair. He is expected to hold separate talks with each of the other leaders as well.

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More News On Middle East Peace Talks

Israel PM Netanyahu leaves for peace talks -- CNN
Netanyahu heads to U.S. for peace summit -- Reuters
Israel, Palestinians Jockey Ahead of Summit -- Wall Street Journal

Barak meets Abbas in Amman on eve of peace talks in US -- Jerusalem Post
Barak, Abbas hold secret meeting -- JTA
Abbas, Barak held secret meeting in Jordan -- AFP

Ahead of talks, Abbas warns Israel on settlements
-- Reuters
Abbas seeks active US mediation in Mideast talks -- AP
U.S. sees Washington peace talks as start of year-long process -- Haaretz
Obama Team Sets 'One Year Time-Frame' For MidEast Talks -- RTT News
Why do some US officials believe talks will succeed? -- Jerusalem Post
Strenger than Fiction / Peace talks are sure to fail, but what will be the consequences? -- Haaretz

Israel braces for difficult month -- Washington Times
Palestinians skeptical of new round of peace talks -- L.A. Times
Enthusiasm for Palestinian prime minister isn't shared by Palestinians -- L.A. Times
America's hand in Middle East peace -- USA Today
Time stands still in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- Richard Cohen, Washington Post
At least they're talking -- L.A. Times editorial

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