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Peace Talks Snag on Jerusalem

Palestinians want to discuss issue Israelis say isn't on the table

(Newser) - Peace talks between Israel and Palestinians were set to resume today as leaders were already entangled in a first major clash: over whether or not they agreed that Jerusalem would be part of the discussion. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has claimed the Palestinians agreed to put off discussing Jerusalem.... More »

Bush Visit Gives Mideast Talks a Nudge

Olmert, Abbas agree to negotiations on toughest issues

(Newser) - Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas today authorized negotiations on the most contentious issues in the way of Israeli-Palestinian peace, Reuters reports. The move comes a day before President Bush's visit to the region begins. The two leaders approved talks on so-called final-status issues such as state borders, the future of... More »

Olmert, Abbas to Meet to Salvage Talks

Contested settlement threatens to undo Annapolis process

(Newser) - Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas will meet tomorrow in hopes of resolving the settlement crisis that is threatening to derail the Annapolis peace process. Haaretz reports that the Israeli PM and the Palestinian leader will discuss a contested tender by the Israeli housing ministry for 307 homes to be constructed... More »

Israel Plans to Expand Settlements

West Bank building plans do not help peace talks with Palestinians

(Newser) - The road to Arab-Israeli peace could take yet another detour, the New York Times says, after Israel announced plans today to seek funding for the expansion of two Jewish settlements in areas Palestinians hope to claim for a future state. The two sides are expected to meet tomorrow, but Palestine’... More »

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