Representatives of 22 nations met in Jakarta on Saturday to discuss Palestinian development, with co-chairs Japan and Indonesia reiterating their support for a two-state solution.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said the recent flap over Israeli settlement announcements likely won`t derail Mideast peace talks, which are scheduled to resume this week.
Israeli and Palestinian officials put forward clashing formats for peace talks due to resume in Washington on Monday for the first time in nearly three years after intense US mediation.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will meet in Washington within "the next week or so" after an agreement on the basis to resume peace talks.
Palestinian and Israeli negotiators will meet for the first time in more than a year in Jordan Tuesday to discuss stalled peace talks.
Abdullah says the future for the Middle East and beyond is with the normalcy of peace.
Palestinians quickly reaffirmed their refusal to negotiate until settlement-building stops on land they seek for state.
Syrian President said in Tehran that direct Israeli-Palestinian peace
talks were aimed only at bolstering support for US Prez.
Israel approved the construction of 1,600 new homes for Jews in disputed east Jerusalem — a move that immediately clouded a visit by Vice President Joe Biden aimed at repairing strained ties and kickstarting Mideast peace talks.
France`s President Nicolas Sarkozy
wrapped up on Wednesday a Gulf visit during which he agreed with
Saudi King Abdullah on the need to restart Middle East peace
talks and took a firm stance on Iran.
President Barack Obama`s national security advisor has made a new call to revive talks on setting up a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
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