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Israel, Palestinians agree to resume Mideast talks


Somewhere in Babylon
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Jan 12, 2010
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Washington (CNN) -- Israel and the Palestinian Authority have agreed to hold direct peace talks beginning September 2 in Washington -- the first such talks since 2008.

The talks, also involving other regional and international players, are intended to resolve all "final status" issues for a Middle East peace agreement, "which we believe can be done in one year," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.

"These negotiations should take place without preconditions, and be characterized by good faith and a commitment to their success, which will bring a better future to all of the people of the region," Clinton said.

Shortly after the announcement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he welcomed the invitation for direct talks without preconditions.

Israel, Palestinians agree to resume Mideast talks - CNN.com

As usual I believe these talks will go no where. But I guess it's a welcomed step. Anything can happen I suppose.

:peace in the Middle East Yoh :mrgreen:
At least it is a step in the right direction even if it is short lived.
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