Israel, U.S. to Discuss Relaunching Peace Talks

[Ha'aretz] Barak Ravid - Israel and the U.S. will continue their talks in Washington on Wednesday on the framework for relaunching Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. There are currently disagreements between Israel and the Palestinians over a number of issues. First, the Palestinians want to restart the talks where the government of Ehud Olmert left off, while Netanyahu argues that he is not bound by Olmert's proposals. Second, the Palestinians want the negotiations to focus on the principle of a solution based on the 1967 borders, and Netanyahu strongly disagrees. Third, the Palestinians want a two-year timeframe for the achievement of a permanent agreement, while Israel objects.

2009-09-29 08:00:00

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