Mideast negotiators to meet for first time in months
Amman (Jordan): Palestinian and Israeli
negotiators will meet for the first time in more than a year
in Jordan on Tuesday to discuss stalled peace talks, the
Jordanian foreign ministry said.
"Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh on Tuesday will host a
meeting including the Quartet as well as Israeli and
Palestinian officials," ministry spokesman Mohammad Kayed said
"The minister will also host a separate meeting between
Israeli and Palestinian officials."
Kayed said the meeting would be "a serious effort to find
a common ground to resume direct talks" between the
Palestinians and Israel, which has a 1994 peace treaty with
In Ramallah, a source close to the talks said that
Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat and his Israeli counterpart
Yitzhak Molcho would meet in Jordan under the auspices of the
so-called Quartet of major diplomatic players.
"The international Quartet has decided to hold a meeting
bringing together its representatives and the Jordanian
foreign minister, along with Palestinian negotiator Saeb
Erakat and Israeli negotiator Yitzhak Molcho," said the source
speaking on condition of anonymity.
"The meeting will discuss the visions of the Palestinian
and Israeli sides for the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian
negotiations that have been on hold since September 2010," the
Israel confirmed that Molcho would go to the Amman
meeting, although it made no direct reference to meeting the
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