Middle East Talks Charade

(Arab News-Saudi Arabia) Editorial - In an attempt to break the logjam in negotiations, the Middle East peace participants are close to a novel approach - talking, yes, but from a distance. Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly agreed to start "indirect talks" with Israel by the end of February. What happened to face-to-face encounters? How does this particular method of doing business make for better negotiations? Such a strange style of negotiations would be a setback, given that Israel and the Palestinians have held countless meetings ever since the 1991 Madrid conference.

2010-02-16 08:31:48

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